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Cowley County Community College 
1 25 S. Second 
Arkansas City, KS 67005 









Art on the wall. An unusual teaching 
technique teaches students to learn 
by reproducing famous art pieces. 

Non-traditional student return to 
campus to find a bit of themselves in 
the classes. 

Students and faculty enjoy the fun of 

Decorating dorm rooms can give 
students all the comfort of home 
when they're away from home. 

Dirty laundry is a problem for 
everyone. Some Cowley students 
have found unique solutions to get- 
ting the job done. 

Volleyball standouts highlight a tough 
year for a young Tiger squad. 

Easy sun tans are a fad Cowley 
students are soaking up on. 



FALLING INTO PLACE. After a busy day of 
classes, Dennis Mclntire, Merrie-Pat Reynolds 
and Pam Newell take advantage of a nice day, 
by the Renn Memorial Library and the Nelson 
Student Center. (Photo by Don Shrubshell) 

This is the first issue of "Pulse," a 
quarterly magazine produced by the 
school publications class. It is the 
intent of the staff that the content 
reflect the lifeblood of the campus 
and that the magazine be an 
accurate reflectionof Cowley's heart 

Why a magazine? Why not a 

The decision to print a magazine 
instead of a yearbook was made, in 
part, to better serve the needs of 
the readers. Although the yearbook 
was an award-winning publication- 
the 1984 volume was rated an All- 
American by the Associated 
Collegiate Press-only about 270 
copies were ordered last year by the 
more than 1200 students who 
attended Cowley. 

"One of my biggest concerns was 
the amount of faculty and student 
staff time and talent that went into 
this well done publication, that had 
such a limited readership," Dr. 
Gwen Nelson, College president 

Another consideration in deciding 
on a magazine is the experience 
given to journalism students. 

"The student staff producing the 
magazine will get a more realistic 
work experience," Linda Puntney, 
adviser, said. "Not many students 
leave Cowley and go to work 
putting together a yearbook." 

The magazine will be distributed 
free to students and will be mailed 
to about 750 alumni and friends of 
the College. 

This first issue is a launching pad 
for the publication and includes a 
smattering of campus events so far 
this year. The March issue will 
feature student portraits, winter 
sports as well as student activities 
and the May issue will highlight 
graduation, organizations and an 
overview of the year. 

So, here is "Pulse." We'd like to 
know what you think of it 

because your A feedback will 

help determine ^^iuture content 
and success. 



Vol. 1, Number One 

December, 1984 

125 S. Second 
Arkansas City, KS 67005 

"The project was real in- 
teresting because you didn't 
know what it would be. " 

-Kevin Clark, freshman 

"It was an enlightening ex- 
perience. Interestingly, it 
taught me a little about 
myself. " 

-Charlotte Neely, freshman 

"It was kind of hard to get the 
enlarged square to look exactly 
like the small one that we had 
to reproduce. It was something 
new and different to try. " 

-Debbie Call 


art students learn by doing 


Joan Renek 

g his semester one of the most 
unusual projects of the Department of 
Art appears on the wall in the 
hallway of the lower level of Galle- 
Johnson Hall. 

Piece by piece it began to take 
shape, from ceiling to floor. Brilliant 
colors appeared next to muted 
shades. It slowly became a portrait of 
a woman and child. 

Doug Hunter, art instructor, ex- 
plained the media used. 

"Some of the students used 
crayons, colored pencils, tempra and 
acrylic paints," he said. "It is a 
reproduction of an old masterpiece, 
Renoir's 'On The Terrace.' " 

Renoir was an artisl of the French 
Impressionist period. He studied in 
Paris during the mid-1860s and pain- 
ted portraits and murals. He is well- 
known for his pastoral backgrounds 
and life-like portraiture. 

Renoir numbered among his 
acquaintances Monet, Degas, Pizzaro, 
and Monet, along with many other of 
the impressionistic painters. 

"On the Terrace" was painted in 
1879. According to Elda Fezzi's book, 
"Renoir," this was one of his series of 
society portraits' which showed 
severe figure composition, though 
lightened by his use of wonderfully 
transparent color effects. It is 61 x 50 
cm. in size and is part of the Lewis L. 
Coburn collection at the Chicago Art 

"This (the reproduction) is a new 

project, done in conjunction with twol 
separate art appreciation classes," 
Hunter said. "The original picture was 
cut into one inch squares. Each 
student was given a square to 
reproduce as he chose," Hunter ex- 
plained. "The students didn't know 
what was going on until we began 
putting it together," he said. 

The scale used by the art classes 
was one square inch equals one 
square foot. 

"The students didn't know what 
was going on until we began putting 
it up," he said. The size of the com- 
pleted art work is seven by nine 
square feet. 

The original copy of the painting is 
posted along side of the large 
reproduction done by the classes for 

The vivid colors of the painting 
have livened up the hallway andi 
provided an unusual learning ex-: 
perience for participating students. 

"I figured it was part of a main pic- 
ture but didn't have any idea what it 
would be," said Mickey Holt. "I mixed: 
tempra paints and used a large brush 
because my square didn't have much 
detail to it," he said. 

"Everybody got a square, we didn't 
know what it was going to be, until 
we put it all together," said Debbie 
Call. "I used crayons for my square. 
Mine looked like a part of a tree bran- 
ch or something," she said. 

This was an exercise in color 
theory. Both Connie Harper and I 
thought it would be an experience in 
putting together colors, and we had; 
just finished a unit on the color 
wheel," Hunter said. "It's an ex- 
periment that could be used for all; 
ages of art students." 

ON THE TERRACE? Actually It's on the wall outside the art room 
in the basement of Galle- Johnson Hall. The Art Appreciation 

classes combined efforts to recreate this 7' by 9' version of the 
1879 painting. (Photo by Don Shrubshell) 

U turning for political office 


A Shriver family affair oven for Cowley student Jeff Shriver. 

years. 'challenging,' according to Jeff. "He 

The job of state representative is serves on the Ways and Means Com- 

Brian Howell 


aving his dad involved in the state 
government means that freshman 
Jeff Shriver depends more on the rest 
of his family. 

"I usually get more attention from 
my older brothers and sisters, having 
five in Ark City you can't help it." 

Born in 1963, the 21 -year old 
Shriver is a native Ark Citian who has 
lived here living all his life. He is the 
youngest of six children-three sisters 
and two brothers. 

He is a 1981 graduate of the Arkan- 
sas City High School in a class of over 
250 students. At Cowley he is an 
engineering major enrolled in 
calculus and chemistry but he is on an 
art scholarship and takes several art 

He lives at home in Arkansas City 
with his parents Jack and Carolyn 
Shriver who run and operate Shriver 
Tire and Oil. 

Jeff is the last of six children to at- 
tend Cowley County with the first 
beginning in 1971 . 

His parents haven ' t always lived in 
Arkansas City. In 1955, they moved 
here from Maryville, Mo., when the 
began running the Arkansas City 
Goodyear Station until 1971 . 

That was when his dad began direc- 
ting his time to politics. He sold the 
station and prepared for the 1974 

In 1974, Jack Shriver was defeated 
in the elections, only to win a victory 
in 1976 and accept the title of State 
Representative for the 79th District. 
Shriver has been in the State 
Legislature for eight consecutive 

STUDYING AWAY-Jeff Shriver takes time between political campaigning to study calculus. Shriver 
is an engineering major at Cowley who enjoys helping his dad win re-election as a State Represen- 
tative. (Photo by Mike Ennis) 


mittee. It is the most powerful com- 
mittee in the in the House of 
Representatives. He also serves on 
the AIDS committee that's appointed 
by the governor to keep an eye on the 
court appointed lawyers and to 
govern their actions'' 

When Shriver first entered the 
State Legislature he was involved 
with getting acquainted. 

"He mostly got to know everyone 
and learn the way to get bills passed" 
said Shriver. "The first two years he 
mostly learned the ropes.'' 

The job of State Representative 
requires two days out of the every 
month and three months out of the 
year; January, February and March, 
during this time he stays in Topeka to 
be near the capitol. That time may be 

work for Representative Shriver but 
for his son it's fun. 

"I like going to Topeka during 
January and March to the hard 
debates," he said. 

Jeff participates in his father's re- 
election campaigns, too. Recently 
voted in for another term of office, 
Jeff helped his dand by putting up 
campaign signs. 

"Some people ask to put them in 
their yards, but we ask a lot of others. 
We get permission for the big signs 
for in the fields," he said. 

He also helped by wearing "Vote 
for Shriver" campaign T-shirts, along 
with John Oleson, and Marty Frank. 

"I like to get involved," said 
Shriver. "Our whole family takes part 
in the campaign. It's a lot of fun." 

During October Jeff, and Marty 
Frank decided to set up a voter 
registration booth on campus. 

"We decided a week before we 
talked to Marjorie Williams and had 
two days of registering. We 
registered over 50 people," said 

In the recent election, Jack Shriver 
ran against Robert Pudden for the 
position of State Representative for 
the 79th district. 

"It had me worried but he ended up 
beating him," Shriver said. 

Jeff doesn't see his father moving 
farther into government. 

"He's happy where he is and he 
doesn't want to mover any farther up. 
Personally I would like him to but I 
don't see it right now." 

POLITICAL PRESSURES-State Representative preparing for a committee meeting. Shriver and Means committee in the State Legislature. 
Jack Shriver spends time in his Topeka office serves on the AIDS committee and the Ways 

COLLEGE: Better the second time around 


Rick Nichols 


mile high school age populations 
decline, colleges all over the nation 
see a larger percentage of their 
enrollment falling into the non- 
traditional student category. Non- 
traditional students are people who 
have started or returned to college 
after several years of being out of 
school. This year there are 840 who 
attend Cowley and about 50 percent 
of the total student population is over 

Why do these people come back to 
school? Some never finished or even 
started college when they were 18. 
When they come back to school it's 
mainly because they want to get bet- 
ter jobs than they presently hold. 

"I'm not getting paid what I'm wor- 
th without a college education. I also 
want to change my career from a 
secretary to computers," said Becky 
Weakley, a freshman majoring in 
data processing. 

Over the years, careers aren't the 
only things that change. Many 
students, like Kyndol Randol, find 
their attitude about attending college 
changes when they return after a 
long absence. 

"I've been out of school for seven 
years. I wasn't trying then but I am 
now," said Randol, a special student 
majoring in data processing. "Back 
then my attitude was based on 
coping; on trying to fit into college. 
Now, I'm here to further my 
education. The classes are harder 
and the teachers are better than 
when I was in school." 

Family financial security motivated 
Carol Wolfe to return to college. 

"It's been 12 years since I've been 
in school. I came back because I was 
getting tired of low paying jobs and I 
felt I might need to support my family 
if Randy, my husband, got hurt. I also 
feel college is easier for me now than 
high school was then," said Wolfe, a 
freshman data processing major. 

Job improvement also brought her 
husband Randy to college to major in 
business administration. 

"I've been out of school for 14 
years. I came back because I was 
tired of unskilled jobs," he said. 
College is better now than it was in 
1969 because then only about half of 
your credits would transfer. The 
teachers are also better now than 
they were years ago." 

RandyWolfe's views of improved 
quality are echoed from the other 
side of the desk, too. 

"Over-all, non-traditional students 
tend to want to learn. Therefor they 
tend to concentrate on studies more 
and apply themselves. Most of my 
students are older and I feel that with 
age people have a different per- 
spective on education," said Stan 
Dyck, social science instructor. "They 
have some experiences of life under 
their belts and have better ideas. 
They apply their experiences and un- 
derstand better. Non-traditional 
students are among the better 
students and they have a harder time 
because they have been out of school 
for a long time. Their skills have 
diminished and they work hard to 
over-come their problems." 

Dyck is not alone in his praise for 
older students. Margaret Wheeler, 
chairperson for the Department of 
Humanities also sees non-traditional 
students as hard workers who profit 
from their experiences. 

"They tend to be married with 
families, have worked, been in the 
service and they have low skills. 
They are good students who work to 
develop their skills and they succeed. 
They have had enough experiences to 
make them write better and if they 
are motivated they will improve if 
they want to," Wheeler said. 

According to Walt Mathiasmeier, 
registrar, the motivation of non- 
traditional students varies with in- 
dividual needs. 

"In the past several years there has 
been an increase in non-traditional 
students. As a result of finances, and 
loss of jobs they need more training. 
Five years ago they took more hobbie 
classes but now they're more serious 
and take more career orientated 
classes," he said. 

Mathiasmeier says one reason non- 
traditional students succeed is 
because they have specific goals 
clearly in mind. 

"They have a purpose, which is to 
learn skills for jobs. They have family 
so they are not going to horseplay 
and they may not stay in school a 
whole semester. When the instructor 
has covered what the student wants 
to know he may leave and not return 
to class." 

Getting out of a class what you 
want may mean a lot of study and 
hard work but students like Pam 
Vaughn, who has been out of school 
for 15 years, think the opportunity is 
well worth the effort. 

"I came back because it's the first 
chance I've had since high school. I 
wanted to further what I had learned, 
and nobody said I had to be here," 
said Vaughn, a freshman majoring in 
data processing. "I'm here because I 
want to be." 

Finals Frenzy 

Plop, plop, fizz, fizz 


Twas the night before finals and all through my house, 
not a book was being used; they were piled on my couch. 

I went to the kitchen to see what I could find- 

A three-day old chicken leg and a bowl of moldy slime. 

I opted for Pizza; to the phone I did run. 

"Send me a supreme and make it well done." 

As I hung up the phone it occured to me, 

I forgot to order Pepsi, now I 'II have to drink tea. 

On to my room to study all night, 

with pizza and popcorn and my stereo tuned right. 


■ ■■ ■ 

My headphones are on and my tunes play loud, 
I grab my first book, oh, I am so proud 

I look at the texts then jump to my feet. 
I begin to cry. I holler in vain. 

"Why didn't I study?" Now, it's all so plain. 

As morning approaches and my classes draw near, 

I begin to tremble with a terrible fear 
My body starts shaking. My voice grows weak 

"It's final's day," I whisper, 

cause I'm to scared to speak. 


I hurry to class as the instructor comes in. 

"Close your books, please," he says. "Here's your final my 
It's sitting before me. "My final," I say. 

Then I bow my head as I begin to pray. 
"Dear God, if you let me pass this test, 

I'll go to church every Sunday, with or without rest." 

As I turn in my final, color comes back to my cheeks, 
but the instructor just laughs as I start to weep. 

"I'll get even," I say as I stumble out of sight. 

"Happy finals day to all, and to all a good night!" 

Art by Kevin Clark 


•by Mike Ennis 

/f«iv _W, 

All wrapped up 

Mike Ennis 

e will return to claim the 
crown,'' promises Ed Hargrove, direc- 
tor of financial aids. 

Hargrove and his wife, Linda, head 
women's basketball coach, were the 

1983 egg toss champions at the 
Arkalalah Street Games Competition 
but the best they could do this year 
was fourth place. Hargrove was un- 
derstandably disappointed with the 

1984 finish. 

"I felt bad but Linda felt worse 
because the egg was all over her," he 
said. "It was a bad throw and the egg 
just crushed when she caught it." 

But the couple is not discouraged 
and they have a game plan for nexl 
year. "Yes, we will train," Hargrove 
said. "This year's champions at- 
tributed winning to practice and next 
year we'll practice, too." 

But training and practice are 
definitely out for Debbie Davis, 
assistant coach in volleyball and 
women's basketball who also par- 
ticipated in this year's egg toss com- 

"It's more fun when you don't 
train," Davis said. "There's an art to 
egg toss. When the egg comes, you 
have to give with it, but its nothing 
I'm going to practice. I like going to 
the games because I am able to act 
like a kid." 

But apparently Cowley students 
don't share her view. Student par- 
ticipation in the games has been a 
disappointment for both Hargrove 

in Arkalalah 

ON A ROLL-Linda and Ed Hargrove participate 
in the Arkalalah Street Gam**. The couple held 
the egg tots championship title until this year 
but they have vowed to regain the title next 
year. (Photo by Connie Cook) 

and Davis. 

"Few students from the college at- 
tend the games. When some of them 
say there isn't anything to do in Ark 
City, then I tell them that to have fun 
they have to go out and find it," Davis 
said. "Here the city has this really 
great activity and not many attend. 
Kids who go home miss out on all the 

One student, sophomore Lucille 
Carson, did get involved in the Two 
Mile Run. Carson placed first in the 
age group 15 - 24. 

"I ran mainly for fun," said Carson. 
"I also ran to test the strength of my 
legs because I had stress fractures 
this summer." 

The Street Games also included the 
three-legged race and the toilet 
paper toss, where women compete to 
be the first to completely unwind an 
entire roll of toilet paper. 

According to Alan Austin, an 
organizer of the games, the cost is 
about $200, 20 dozen eggs and 50 
rolls of toilet paper but not even that 
tells the whole story. Street crews 
and the Park Department are faced 
with the job of cleaning up after 
Arkalalah and that's a big job totaling 
more than 50 man hours. But it's a 
clean up that is well worth the 

"The crews have the streets in good 
condition before Sunday night and 
they do a good job. Sure, there's a 
price tag on Arkalalah but it's value 
to the city in public relations is 
tremendous," said Bob AAcGehan, 
executive director of the Arkalalah 




Wayne Greenlee 


Susan White 

lrlfhen I took the job at Rindt- 
Erdman I thought all I was 

supposed to do was maintenance, but 
now I assist the mortitions with em- 
balming," Wayne Greenlee, Cowley 
County Community College 
sophomore said. 

Greenlee graduated from Belle 
Plaine High School where his music 
teacher indirectly got him a job with 
the Arkansas City mortuary firm, now 
located at Summit and East Kansas 
Avenue. Greenlee was contacted 
about the job and went to check on it. 
He accepted a parMime position 
maintenance person. 

Greenlee now has many respon- 
sibilities at the funeral home in ad- 
dition to the ma ; ntenance work. He 
likes his position but finds it deman- 

"They are so picky that the cars are 
to be spotless and the spokes are to 
be perfectly shined and spotless," he 

Keeping the facilities in spotless 
condition isn't the only thing that 
makes his job demanding. He also 
has the added responsibility of being 
on call two weekends out of three. 
When he is called on he rides with the 

SPOTLESSLY CLEAN-Wayne Greenlee pauses for a moment while washing a family car at the Rindt- 
Erdman-Oldroyd Funeral Home where he works. Greenlee finds his part-time job interesting and 
challenging. (Photo by Don Shrubshell) 

mortician to pick up the deceased. 

"We place the body on the cot in a 
station wagon and transport it back to 
be embalmed. I also have the 
privilege of assisting with that, but 
actually it isn't that bad because I'm 
interested in science," Greenlee said. 

Working at the mortuary has given 
him first-hand experience at handling 
grief and he knows that death is 
something that is always difficult to 
handle but some cases are worse 
than others. 

"The worst kind of death to handle 
is a young child, baby, or a sudden 

"You have to listen to the parents. 
They blame God for taking their 
baby. You have to hear them out and 
you can't change their minds," 
Greenlee said. "In an older person's 
death you can at least say, they lived 
a full life.'" 

Mortuary science isn't something 
Greenlee thinks will be a career for 
him. At Cowley his is active in the 
drama and choral departments. He's 
a member of the CowleyCo Singers 
and the College Choir and has held 
major roles in last spring's production 
of "The Odd Couple," and most recen- 
tly "Little Mary Sunshine." He says 
he's learned to balance his job and his 
school activities and he enjoys doing 

"Even though I enjoy my work, I 
don't think I will go on to major in it. I 
would major in my fields at school 
before I would become a mortician, 
Greenlee said." 

"The hours are long. I'm on call two 
weekends out of three. When you are 
on call you have to stay in town and 
you're on the go all the time," he 
said. "There's a lot of planning for 

Creative decorating makes home, home 


Brian Howell 

lflf hen thinking of a college to at- 
tend, many students choose a school 
a long distance from home. The 
reasons usually vary from parental 
problems, course majors, and finan- 
cial situations. 

The idea of college life is changed 
for most when they enter the dorm 
room for the first time. Students find 
themselves asking the question, is 
living away from home good for me? 

A craving for home-cooked food, 
spending money, a gas filled car, and 
dear sweet Mother to wash up the 
pile of dirty colthes. Other minor 
details stand in the way of freedom, 
such as, sickness, haircuts, feeling of 
security, peace and quiet, parents 
guidance, and that terrible thought of 
no allowance. 

Students living in the Nelson 
Student Center, Tiger Hall, and apart- 
ments, find the first month hard to 
relate to friends, not being around, 
freedom of high school and missing 

their parents. 

Students find ways to mend these 
feelings by decorating their rooms 
and apartments to suit their tastes. 

Plants, bookcases, quilted bed- 
spread, refrigerators, stereo com- 
ponent system, a 19" television and a 
mini-stove for those late night mun- 
chies all help dorm rooms seem more 
like home. Students decorate their 
rooms to suit their tastes with 
posters, plants, glass end tables or 

(Continued on page 29) 


Sigler decorated his room to give i 
lived-in fooling. He likes it because 
It creates a good atmosphere for 
rid leisure. (Photo by Don Shrubshell) 






Rick Nichols 

■ he first game ended 15-1 making 
the Pompon squad the winners by 
beating the McPub II team. Nearly 100 
students gathered for the first in- 
tramural-type competition of the year 
and to kick-off "Focus on Cowley 

The tournament was the first in a 
series of activities held between Oct. 
15-20 and the student response, 
which was later termed "en- 
thusiastic" by those in charge of the 
event, set the scene for the rest of the 

Teams were made up of three 
women and ihree men and included: 
McPub I Pompon, Downers, 
Dolphins, Tiger Booster Club, 
Socially Unacceptables, McPub II, 
Untouchables, and the Coaches 

PRIZE WINNERS-Focus on Cowley 
Week called for student participation 
and the door decorating contest and 
pumpkin carving competition were 
two that were judged on Parents' 
Day. Teresa VanEtten and Susan 
Lemman placed first in door 
decorating with a Garfield welcome 
to the 250 parents who attended the 
event. Sarah Phillips took first place 
and Pam Mattingly second with their 
creative pumpkin carvings. (Photos 
by Connie Cook and Don Shrubshell) 

Cowley week filled with activities 

The Coaches were the over-all win- 
lers and members Debbie Davis, Bob 
luden, Ron Ryer, Joyce Eastman, Jay 
ackson, and Pam Mattingly had little 
rouble figuring out what to do with 
he $25 prize money. 

Bob Juden divided the money up 
Detween the team members and they 
=ach ended up with $5 which was 
quickly spent. 

"I don't know what I spent my prize 
noney on," said Debbie Davis. "I just 
Dut it in my billfold and probably 
spent it sometime." 

Officials, Linda Hargrove, Pam 
vAattingly and Lavonna Jacobs were 
cept busy at the tournament calling 
ime, giving the score, and blowing 



the whistle. 

Although the turnout for "Open 
Colige Night" on Tuesday was a bit of 
a disappointment, Linda Puntney, 
coordinator of the week felt that 
evening was a success, too. 

"All of the night classes were open 
to anyone who wanted to attend them 
and then we offered 13 additional 
courses on a one-time basis. Studen- 
ts, faculty and staff instructed the 
new courses and they're cooporation 
was super." 

Classes were offered in a variety of 
areas ranging from "Producing 
Organizational Newsletters," to "Pop 
Dancing" to "Cowboy Lessons." 

"We only had about 40 people par- 
ticipate in the Open College Night but 

those who were there had a lot of 
fun," Puntney said. "Bob Juden's 
Cowboy Lessons and the Pop Dancing 
taught by Joey Wilson and Jim Pellock 
were probably the most popular cour- 
ses and I think the instructors had a 
good time, too." 

Larry Hatteberg, KAKE-TV 

photojournalism was on campus Wed- 
nesday giving talks on different 
aspects of the media and on trips he 
had taken for TV 10. His appearance 
was as the featured speaker for the 
third Crabtree Convocation and he 
drew about 300 people for the 
presentation. His topic was "People 
Oriented Television," included video 
segments from his TV feature "Hat- 
teberg's People." 

Nearly 250 strangely dressed 

(Continued on page 25) 

T arry Hatteberg 

m ^Z— _ _ _ — ^^5- 

local television personality is man of action 

images stick. I try to bring out 
people's real personality." 

by Bob Dodson of NBC News said, "To 

touch people - you've got to be 
Brian Howell and Chuck Sigler people." Larry Hatteberg believes 

this too. 
__ He began at KAKE in 1963. He told 

■ notojournalist. What does that 
mean? Most people would think that 
it is a reporter who can write less and 
use more pictures. For Larry Hat- 
teberg this means he doesn't write his 
words, he speaks them, and better 
yet, shows them. 

"Written work can be put in 1 Vi 
columns of the New York Times, but 
pictures cannot," Hatteberg said. 
"Pictures plant seeds in peoples' min- 
ds," said Larry Hatteberg, associate 
news director for Channel 10, KAKE- 
TV in Wichita. 

"It's a challenging art," he said. 
"Photographers are plenty. Reporters 
are plenty. What we need are story 
tellers. Everyone has a story to tell. 
Not just the people with the titles." 

Hatteberg shows this each week on 
his feature, 'Hatteberg's People." He 
tells a story about the common man. 
He uses pictures to create a feeling, 
be it pride, or sadness. 

"You touch people with words, pic- 
tures," he said. 

But Hatteberg never forgets the 
human element. 

"Let the people tell the story. They 
can tell it with much more eloquen- 
ce," Hatteberg said. 

By presenting a picture that is 
sometimes humorous, sometimes 
touching, maybe even both, but 
always touches a nerve, Hatteberg 
believes, "Statistics wash over - 

MAN OF THE PEOPLE-Toating the tool of his 
trade, Larry Hatteberg and his mini-cam are a 
familiar site to many people in Kansas who 
have been featured on "Hatteberg's People." 
Hatteberg was on campus during "Focus on 
Cowley Week ." 

them he'd work for nothing just to get 
experience. He was hired and for 
over 21 years has worked his way up 
the ladder of success. Hatteberg lives 
in Wichita with his wife and two 
daughtecs. He is currently involved 
with a Tuesday night, three-minute 
feature, "Hatteberg's People" on the 
10 o'clock edition of the KAKE news 
broadcast every week. In 1976, he 
began the three-minute series, and 
he spends anywhere from 10-12 hours 
preparing. Editing is the most 

tedious, piecing together sections of 
raw tape. 

"It is like putting together a big 
jigsaw puzzle. He sometimes works 
up to the 10 o'clock deadline in 
editing the tape, inserting his voice, 
piecing voices together, adding 
music, and sound effects before com- 
pleting the finished product. 

He composed these tapes in a six- 
by-six foot room. In each of the six 
editing rooms are two VCR machines, 
two color monitors and a console to 
control both. Hatteberg has his own 
portable computer to type his script 
for recording. 

To produce the sound he works in a 
rather small, sound-proof room, to 
get the voice effect that his feature is 
know for. 

"Sometimes it is hard to fit it all in, 
in only three minutes. To give it the 
whole effect, I try to touch on all of 
the topics," Hatteberg said. "Until 
1979 I worked with film and in late 79 
we converted to videotape." 

"In my work we do a lot of 
traveling," said Hatteberg. "In 1980 
we traveled to the Democratic 
National Convention in New York." 
Other places he has traveled are 
Japan, China, Mexico, and New 

Hatteberg, a Winfield High School 
graduate grew up in Winfield where 
his mother still resides. 

Being in the public eye, he is easily 
recognized and people notice his 

"I get a lot of double takes." 

KAKE-TV presents a noon, 5, 6, and 
10 o'clock broadcast. 

"In photojournalsim, shooting is the 
fun part, editing is tedious," said Hat- 
teberg. "Working with people makes 
the whole job worth it." 

Hatteberg got his start in jour- 
nalism through the Winfield High 
School newspaper and yearbook 
staff. While serving as photo editor of 
the student publications he had some 
pictures published by the Winfield 
Courier and that was enough to let 
him know what his life's work was to 

"I'M A DANCIN MACHINE...'' CowleyCos par- 
form a done* routine to the song, "I Can Do 
Anything Bettor than You Can," from tha 
"Fama" soundtrack, at tha choral concart Sun- 
day, November 1 1 . 

CowlayCo't ic a select group that performs 
In concerts and for community presentations. A 

large portion of their members also performed 
in the musical, "Little Mary Sunshine." They 
will join the choir to present the traditional 
Christmas Vespers Concert in the Little Theatre 
the Sunday before finals. This concert, and Dr. 
and Mrs. Nelson's Open House which follows 
kick off the Christmas Season at Cowley. 

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'Little Mary Sunshine" 


Brian Howell 

/■ s the lights dim and the crowd 
grows quiet, the cast of "Little Mary 
Sunshine' finds that the time 
backstage is a lonesome wait before 
entering the glittering limelight of a 
melodramatic world. 

The moments before the play 
begins are filled with last chances to 
tune up vocal chords and rehearse 
lines that seemingly just can't be 
remembered. Final make-up 
retouches make face and body 
highlights near perfect. In spite of the 
nervous activity there is also a sense 
of oneness throughout the cast. They 
were, for the run of the play at least, 
a family. 

"It was a good group of students to 
work with," Sharon Yarbrough, direc- 
tor said. "They took a tremendous 
amount of work off my shoulders. If 
they heard me say something needed 
to be done, they used their own 
initiative and just did it. Wayne 
Greenlee cleaned up the backstage 
area before we opened and David 
Stanley brought his truck in and 
hauled off a lot of trash from the 
back. Debbie Brown took all the cast 
to the costume place in Oxford. ..They 
worked together to help each other 
and that made them the best cast and 
crew I've ever worked with." 

At times the actors would be out in 
the hall or in a dressing room when 
their cue came near and it was the job 
of David Stanley, stage manager, to 
make certain all the actors were on 
stage at the right time and no cues 
were missed. 

"My job was mostly to make sure 

SUNSHINE GIRL. Little Mary Sunshine (Shari 
Stantbarger) and Captain Big Jim 
Warrington(Wayne Greenlee) are reunited af- 

everything went well and that there 
were no snags in the rehearsal," 
Stanley said. "It's really time con- 
suming when you practice from 6-9 
p.m. on the stage and from 9 p.m. to 
whenever on music for the produc- 

Keeping the atmosphere backstage 
relatively sane was also the job of 
Leigh Austin, Sarah Phillips, Bettina 
Heinz, Teresa Theilen and Sheila 

"I try to calm everyone's nerves and 
am just an all-around do-gooder on 
the props and stage equipment," 
Austin said. "I also help with make-up 
and just have a lot of fun with it." 

Some of the cast required in- 
dividual help during the play and it 
was the stage crew who was able to 
provide this. 

"I help Nancy (Debbie Brown) 
Twinkle change clothes four times in 
each performance," Guinn said. "It's 
a lot of fun to be a part of a play." 

Although on stage the actors may 
have appeared the picture of con- 

fer her safe return from being captured by 
Yellow Feather (Donald Read II). (Photo by Don 

fidence for the 500 people who saw 
the play during its three-night run, 
their feelings ranged from calm and 
collected to terror of a tongue gone 

"The audience is different tonight," 
said Denah Spongier between scenes. 
"They're laughing at different spots." 

"Did I sound OK? Was I too low?" 
asked Wayne Greenlee. 

"Was I too close when I stepped up 
to you?" John Dalton wanted to 

The tension let up during in- 
termission when the lights went on 
and Yarbrough had the normal pep 
talk with the cast. 

"...and work on concentrating on 
your lines," she cautioned as the in- 
termission came to a close. 

The lead in the melodrama was 
played by freshman Shari Stan- 
sbarger, a sweet innocent who was 
losing her Colorado Inn to the govern- 
ment because of a mortgage. She is 
rescued by Big Jim (Wayne Greenlee) 



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Sandy Wood 

■he new academic year brought a 
welcomed addition to the college 
when Galle-Johnson Auditorium un- 
derwent reconstruction to be come 
the Little Theater. 

Plans for the Little Theater began 
about 17 years ago and the planning 
was done "by a bunch of people 
said Sid Regnier, dean ofad- 
ministration. The final project was the 
result of decisions made by the Board 
of Trustees and Charles Thoma, 
Arkansas City architect. 

"The Little Theater is a project that 
has needed attention for a long 
time," said Margaret Wheeler, 
humanities department chairperson. 
She remembers what the room 
looked like before the remodeling. 

"It was only a flat room with a plat- 
form at the end of it about 18 years 



Warrington who also wins her heart 
at the end of the melodrama. 

It was the first dramatic production 
to be held in the Little Theater and, 
although the royalties and scenery 
expenses caused it to realize a $600 
deficit, Yarbrough believed it to be a 

"The royalties were $375 and by the 
time we took care of our other ex- 
penses, we had quite a bill. There 
were good crowds all three nights 
butso many were admitted on college 
passes that we just lost money," Yar- 
brough said. "I'd rather have a good 
audience than make money on a play 
any day." 

ago. Little by little the room has been 
built up. It has been a thrill to see it 
develop. The s^age was built up at fir- 
st, bu the students performing had a 
tedious job. There were no con- 
necting halls from the changing 
rooms to the stage which caused the 
students to run outside, sometimes in 
the snow, to get backstage for their 

Sharon Yarbrough, drama director, 
says that it is a much nicer facility to 
work in. She explained that the 
students used to have to create a din- 
ner theater atmosphre by setting up 
card talbles and decorating them with 
crepe paper. 

"Now, when a play is finished we 
can just go home instead of repairing 
torn crepe paper and redecorating. 
It's so much easier," Yarbrough said. 

The entire atmosphere of the room 
has changed since the reconstruction. 
Regnier uses the words "dark and 
drab" to describe the appearance 
before the remodeling. For per- 
formers, the change to a more 
professional atmosphere made a big 

"Before, it was very unprofessional 
with just a plain floor with tables and 
chairs. The sloped floor makes it 
easier to see the stage," said Leigh 
Austin, freshman choir member. 

Yarbrough says the sound and 
lighting systems mean the most to the 
student performers. 

"Now I can effectively light the 
stage where before the front lights 
were so close that there was no 
capability of back lighting. The only 
problem is that we need some other 
way of getting up to the lights. The 
ladder can be almost too much for a 

person " she said. 

The new stage, ceiling and the in- 
stallation of insulation improved the 
acoustics markedly and according to 
Denah Spongier, CowleyCO Singers 
member, that helps makeperforming 

The reconstruction of the Little 
Theater took place in two phases. The 
first was done by Bob Sherrand 
Builders, Winfield. At that time the 
air conditioning and heating were in- 
stalled and the music practice rooms 
were added. The final bill on Phase 
Iwas $96,500 The second phase in- 
cluding new windows on 4 he west, 
the sloped floor, theater seating, new 
lighting and an improved stage area 
totaled an additional S8": 1 15 and was 
accomplished by the Midland 
Development Corporation In- 


Even with the additions made there 
are still things some would like to see 
Hone to the facility. Some people 
would like to see a front curtain ad- 
ded and Margaret Wheeler favors ar- 
twork on the walls and near the en- 
trance. Others have suggestions that 
are strictly practical. 

"I love the new theater and the 
stage, but the stage needs to be 
resanded," Jay Huston, sophomore 
said. "I got som splinters after playing 
the part of Chief Brown Bear in the 
fall play little Mary Sunshine. 

Although there may still be 
problems to iron out most agree the 
Little Theater is an important addition 
to the campus. 

"I appreciate having the Little 
Theater to perform in compared to 
what it used to be." Kenneth Judd, 
director of vocal music, said. 

Virginia Dickson: What's cookin'? 


Mike Ennis 

|f irginia Dickson, head cook at the 
Nelson Student Center Cafeteria, 
loves kids and she loves cooking for 

"I guess it was about two years ago 
that the whole oven blew up and 
singed her hair and eyebrows off," 
recalls B.J. Fritz, American Food 
Management (AFAA) manager. "Well, 
she went on to the hospital, was 
treated and released with third 
degree burns and by the time she 
returned to work they had fixed the 
stove so she finished the meal and 
served it. She did it all because she 
loves the kids." 

Dickson is no stranger to kids; she 
has six of her own and nine grand- 
children. One son, Chris Hass, works 
with her in the Nelson Student Center 

"I've tried other things but I just 
keep coming back to cooking," Hass 
said. "I learned from my mom and I 
even did a lot of the daily cooking 
when I was growing up because she 
had to work so much. Even now on 
Thanksgiving, Christmas and special 
days, we work togethr to fix the 

Dickson still works more than one 

job. In addition to cooking three 
meals a day for the students who eat 
at the cafeteria, she also works as a 
bartender at the Tropics. 

"She come in here at 6 or 6:30 a.m. 
and fixes the meals. Then at 4 p.m. 
she leaves and goes to work at the 
Tropics until midnight," B.J. Fritz said. 

my way," she said. 

Her way makes cooking a unique 
experience, especially for those who 
try to follow her directions. 

"If you ask her how to make 
something she will probably say, 'Oh, 
a pinch of this, a splash of that,' and if 
you don't know what a pinch or a 


She made it clear that I could run the office 

but the kitchen was her's. 


"I tease her and suggest that she 
needs to find something else to do 
between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. when she 
comes back to the college to work." 

Dickson received her cooking 
background from her mother in Ada, 
Ok la. , when she was growing up. 

"I guess I was about eight or nine 
when I started helping my mom cook 
for the 25 or 30 people on the harvest 
crews," Dickson said. "My first job 
away from home was in a restaurant, 

After 28 years as a professional 
cook, Dickson says she has little need 
of a cookbook. 

"We have receipe books, but unless 
I don't know how to cook it, I just do it 

splash is, you might be in trouble," 
Hass said. 

Fritz is quick to point out that when 
he first met Dickson she outlined the 
territory and set down the ground 

"She made it clear that I could run 
the office but the kitchen was hers," 
he said. "Now, I could not show up for 
work all week and everything would 
be OK but if Virginia left, it would 
take two or three people to replace 

Years ago, before Fritz was the 
AFM manager here, the students 
were unhappy with the replacement 
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people. (Photo by Mike Ennis) 

"The students told me that the 
biscuits wouldn't rise until they put 
gravy on them. They made me vow 
never to leave again," she said. 

More recently, Dickson saved the 
day when she created a miracle 
dessert from what most people would 
call a disaster. 

"We had a batch of brownies that 
were undercooked and had been sit- 
ting for about an hour. They were 
real mushy," Fritz said. "I wanted to 

throw them out but Virginia never 
wants to waste anything so she just 
added a few things-a box of pudding, 
a cake mix, peanut butter and a 
package of chocolate chips She 
baked it and stuck it on the line for 
the students. They kept coming up 
and asking what was the name of that 
cake because it was the best they had 
ever eaten. Virginia told them it was 
her miracle cake' but she told me she 
didn't know if she could ever make it 


Dickson is not only head cook, she 
is part of the family She approaches 
her cooking with the same down- 
homeness of mom. Some of her most 
popular foods are her home made 
chili, potato soup, fresh baked pies 
and banana bread. She even mashes 
the bananas by hand so the 
ingredients will be fresh for the 110 
students and faculty who will eat it. 

"She'd like to use all fresh 
ingredients but we just can't afford 
it," Fritz said. "Sometimes the labor 
to snap green beans and prepare 
other fresh foods is just too ex- 
pensive, but she tries to use fresh 
ingredients whenever she can." 

Dickson likes doing things for the 
students but she says they do things 
for her, too. One of the most 
gratifying times on the job is at 
Christmas when she receives a lot of 
cards from students who are more 
like adopted children. Cowley's own 
Ron Ryer is one of her most remem- 
bered students. He used to get up 
early to help her make hamburger 
patties when he attended Cowley. 

All in all, Dickson says she has the 
best job in the world. A job she says 
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people, it probably is. One also must 
consider the money available. For 
now we will assume that all we can 
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hope that she will think you are just 
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she hangs up thinking, "He must be 
short of money." She knows that she 
will have a terrible time, and might 
even already regret saying yes. 

However you sit at home and con- 
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an evening with friends playing 
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(Continued on page 29) 

Sudsiri your duds: a regular soap opera 

If there were a Head Start program in dirty laundry, 
I'd be a different jock today — one with clean jockey 
shorts at least,'' sophomore Moe Mythical said as he sat 
riveted with fascination at the suds building 
up in the circular window of 
the automatic washer. 

"If only my high school had 
offered Intro to Laundry I," he 
sighed. "I got my basic laun- 
dry training, like all the other 
guys, at the Fourteenth 
Minute the second weekend I 
arrived on campus as a fresh- 
man. The contracts to trade 
soap suds for beer suds were 
sealed there," he recalled. 

The agreements were 
made with sophomore coeds, 
who knew what they were 
talking about. And why not, 
"they said they were curren- 
tly enrolled in Directed 
Studies in Laundry II," he 
said. Moe and his freshman 
friends believed it, every 

"Little did we know w 
end up paying for not only chore with resignation and dread. (Photo by Don Shrubsheil) 

soap suds but also beer suds 

ij LAUNDRYMAN-Sophomore Greg Heikes makes a visit to a laundromat 
on Summit Street. Heikes, like most Cowley students, faces the routine 

Each week we were unceremoniously presented with the 
coeds' expense accounts including labor, supplies, 
utilities and beer used," he said. 

"But second semester I finally aced 'Remedial Laun- 
dry,' and discovered it wasn't true that my wash-and- 
wear shirts took 15 minutes to iron," he explained. 

He collected his clean, wet togs from the washer, 
tossed them into the companion dryer and left through 
the side door. 

Getting laundry done is part of the routine for nearly 
every Cowley student and according to Virgil Watson, 

Director of Student Life, it's a little business all its own. 
The washers and dryers in the basement of the College 
Dormitory bring in about $32 a week. Figuring 50 cents to 
wash each load and 25 cents to dry, the machines there 

average about 40 loads of 
laundry a week. That, of 
course, does not include the 
great number of loads of 
laundry done at places other 
than the dormitory. 

Joey Wilson, Anderson, 
Ind., freshman, lives in the 
dorm and that's where he 
does his laundry. 

"I do a lot, once every two 
weeks at least," he said. "I 
stretch my clothes out as far 
as they can go and wear them 
as often as I can,'' Wilson 
said. "I do it late at night so I 
can leave em in the dryer 
and I go out and around. Then 
I get them out the next mor- 
ning," he said. 

Finding time for laundry is 

no problem for some Cowley 

males. Jay Huston, Udall 

sophomore, does his laundry 

at his girl friend's home, or 
that is, she does it. 

Other methods of getting the chore done vary from 
taking it home to mom, to using the local laundromats. 

Freshman Stacey Sawyer, Eureka, takes it home. If she 
doesn't get home on the weekend, she does it at the 
laundromat on South Summit. 

"At least two baskets full," Sawyer said about the 

amount of laundry she accumulates in a week. "My mom 

does it for me at home. I go out with friends, or my boy 

friend, and we play ball. I play a lot of catch. All it costs 

(Continued on page 25) 

by Joan Renek 

Art by Mike Wheeler 


Making his Cowley mark with VICA 
brings him life-long opportunities 


Joan Renek 

C#eff Hovey, a Winfield student at 
Cowley County Community College 
was a recent visitor at the White 
House. As national president of the 
Vocational and Industrial Clubs of 
America (VICA), Hovey headed a 
delegation to the Oval Office on Oct. 
5, to meet with President Ronald 

"We were there to present 
President Reagan with a token of 
VICA's appreciation for his views on 
vocational education. In 1983, when 
President Reagan spoke to our 
National Convention in Louisville. 
Ky., he said that vocational 
classrooms were just as important as 
any other classrooms," Hovey said. 

During the presentation in the Oval 
Office this remark was quoted by one 
of the presentors and he interrupted 
and said, 'Yes, I said it then and I still 
believe it today and still say it.'" 

Hovey said the President did not 
know that this quote was coming and 
it was a personal response that he's 
always supported VICA through the 

"He supported vocational 
education before becoming 
President, and personally, I don't feel 
this meeting had any political 
meaning to it at all," Hovey said. 

Hovey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ken- 
neth Hovey, was born in San Ber- 
nadino, Calif. He has lived in the 
Philippines, Spain, Japan and several 
other locations as his father was in 

the U.S. Air Force. Now retired, his 
father is employed by the City of Win- 
field. Jeff has one brother, also a 
graduate of Cowley, who is a 
technical service engineer and a 
sister who lives in Arkansas City and 
works with handicapped students in 
the Winfield school district. 

Hovey has an Associate of Arts 
Degree in Business Management 
from Cowley. He is now completing 
his study for certificates in electronics 
and machine technology. 

"One of my ultimate goals is to en- 
courage young people to go into 
vocational education. It is on op- 
portunity to work with your hands 
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this as much as my business training," 
Hovey said. 

"I'm going into electronics and 
most of the electronic technicians do 
not have machining, so bringing them 
both together I have a plus there. For 
individuals going strictly into elec- 
tronics, I would -encourage them to 
get the degree," he said. 

Hovey is grateful for his VICA ex- 
periences. "I've had the opportunity 
to speak before large crowds of 
people, organize leadership camps, 
to meet industrial and government 
leaders. ..and as a national officer I 
-do represent vocational and in- 
dustrial students to industry. But if no 
one ever gets anything else out of my 
being a national officer from Cowley 
County, I hope they realize the op- 
portunities are there," he said. 

"I was a student that sat in the back 
of the room before this and I owe a lot 

of credit, in fact a debt that I cannot 
repay, to this college as well as Bob 
Boggs and Charlie White. If it wasn't 
for them pushing me, I wouldn't be 
where I am today. They got me star- 
ted and I know that I can go out there 
and use my skills and that I have self- 
confidence. I would like to get into 
the training of individuals coming into 
vocational education," Hovey said. 

In this field, you have to deal with 
the fact that technical education is 
constantly advancing, according to 

Hovey. "Electronics is changing all the 
time and you have to learn and re- 
train continually. If you don ' t keep up 
you will never be able to advance in 
the technical world," he said. 

"Until people come down here to 
the Vo-tech department and have 
been through the classrooms and 
heard about the programs they won ' t 
realize what it is we have to offer," 
Hovey concluded. 

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he came for the chance to teach on 
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that since 1968 and for the last 
several years has also been for the 
Department of Social and Natural 

Even in 1968 teaching wasn't new to 
him. He started teaching in 1950 and 
has taught south of Kansas City, 
Sedan, and Arkansas City High 

For entertainment, Lawson collects 
guns, antique furniture and kitchen 
articles. He also likes to fish and read 

"I have 600 books in my home 
library and about 200 of them are 
pretty valuable," Lawson said. 

His wife, Pat, is a secretary in the 
Financial Aids and Public Relations of- 
fices at the College and together they 
have plans for a trip to Europe after 
his retirement. 

"I'll finish teaching and then retire. 
I don't have time to sit around the 
house," he said. "I like to travel fast 
so I can see what I want to see." 

But Lawson isn't ready to retire yet. 
He says he likes his job. 

"I like working with people, 
especially young people because 
young people help me to stay young, 
too. I'm a teacher and this is what I 
enjoy doing." 

BOOK LOVER-At home in hit office on the 
second floor of Galle- Johnson Hall, Bob 
Lawson, chairman for the social and natural 
sciences department, is surrounded by books. 

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and says about a third of the 
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students danced the night away at 
October 18 Halloween Dance spon- 
sored by Student Government 
Association (SGA). 

"It was the first dance of the year 
and we sponsored it to see if the tur- 

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nout would be better than last year's 
dances," SGA president, Darla Call 

Costumes were not required but for 
those who did dress up, contests 
were held in five categories. The 
baseball team, dressed as female 
cheerleaders took the "funniest" 

(Continued from page 21 ) 

me is the mileage when I go home 
or about $2.50 if I have to do it here." 
Some Cowley students find there is 
economy in quantity, others don't. 

Charles Hall is a freshman who 
lives with several friends in Winfield. 
He does his own laundry and only 
takes the special items home to have 

"I wash about once a week, we do 
it all together," Hall said. "It costs 
about $8 a week." 

Students still living at home with 
their parents aren't immune to dirty 

Tracey Christenson is a Winfield 
freshman who lives with her parents. 

"I do my own laundry once a 
week," she said. "It doesn't cost me 

She does home work while waiting 
through the cycles. 

"The exciting result is clean laundry 
which I take out dry, wad up and toss 

in a basket and iron when I need to 
use it," she said. 

Moe Mythical returned to check his 

"Yunno, I also learned that 
sweetening up a cute coed in the 
lower level of Renn didn't 
automatically make her my laun- 
dress," he said. "This disappointment 
kept me out of the library until I was 
19 years old," he said. 

When he became a sopho tore, 
Moe and his friends used their twn 
experiences to become the laum y 
advisors for incoming freshmen. 

"Of course, this was to help them 
avoid the pain and agony we had 
gone through. Either we had to do it, 
or close the lower level of Renn," he 

"Now, I can successfully and non- 
chalantly operate the most 
sophisticated automatic washer or 
dryer," he said. "I have finally 
reached my ultimate goal of total in- 
dependence-doing my own laundry." 

category while the scareyist as awar- 
ded to Albert Nieces, with Cliff Cin- 
nigham taking the weirdest. Most 
original went to Michelle Shaw and 
the open catagory went to David 

The group of Halloween characters 
danced to music ranging from soul, 
blues, country and rock. The music 
was provided by D.J. Dance Limited 
featuring Rick Dorell. 

Friday night featured the College's 
first "Gong Show." The audience of 
about 150 gathered in the Little 
Theater as the Master of Ceremonies, 
Chuck Sigler, assisted by dormitory 
director Pam Mattingly hosted the 
evening and introduced the seven ac- 

Performances were given by Mario 
Marin, Delbert Black, Misty Ther- 
mond, Lucille Carson, Randy Perry, 
B.J. Fritz, William Ingram, B.J. James, 
Joey Wilson, Ed Hall, Chris Yeager, 
the cheerleaders, Jim Pellock, Greg 
Heikes, M.B. Smart, Sarah Phillips. 
There are three other contestants 
who never revealed their last names. 
These three are, Robin C, Vickie S., 
and Shelly G. Judges were Ron Pruitt, 
Pam Mattingly, Barbara Tipton, Phil 
Witney, Wanda Sheperd, and Jay 

"Chris Yeager won the first place 
prize but the entire Gong Show was 
great, just wonderful. I think we'll do 
another one next spring," Watson 

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■his year's predominately fresh- 
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ded with three All-Region spots. One 
of those spots was filled by Ellen 
Fisher, a Garden Plain freshman. The 
other two spots were filled by Dawn 
Thomas and Lavonna Jacobs, Wichita 

Fisher is not a new comer to 
volleyball by any means. She spent 
four years at the Garden Plain's High 
School spiking and volleying her way 
into a volleyball scholarship here. 
With her skill and talent she hopes to 
return to Cowley next year on the 
same scholarship. 

She admits that being part of a 
young squad had some difficult 
moment's but she thinks it helped her 

"I've improved my skills this year 
because since we were all nearly 
freshmen we had to work twice as 
hard at everything," she said. 

Fisher says that the season con- 
vinced her that she plays best on the 

front row and that the squad .gained 

"The team improved a lot as the 
season moved on. We became more 
familiar with each other and learned 
how to work with each other as a 
team. I like playing volleyball for 
Cowley and I'm looking forward to 
next season," she said. 

After she completes her training in 
the cosmetology program at Cowley, 
Fisher plans to live and work in 
Wichita, but before she graduates 
Head Coach Linda Hargrove has plans 
for her. 

"She is thus far one of the top 
players we've had at Cowley," 
Hargrove said. "She comes to practice 
with a very good attitude and works 
exceptionally hard. She is a team 
leader and is very important to the 

"This past season Fisher played 
with an injury for almost half the 
season. Next year should be an ex- 
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and the Lady Tiger volleyball team 
stayed home when the top Region VI 
teams got together to determine the 
champs. Their third place spot in the 
conference just wasn't good enough 
to take to the playoffs. 

"The standards were changed last 
year from the top three teams to the 
top two teams going to Regionals. If 
they had not changed, Cowley would 
have gone," Hargrove said. "We were 
second place going into a triangular 
tournament with Johnson County 
Community College and Coffeyville. If 
we would have won, we would have 
gone to Regionals." 

According to Hargrove, the team 
started out slowly. They tallied a 4-10 
record before they won 14 out of 16 
consecutive matches. 

"We got really good. By mid-season 
we were playing well together and 
we should have been at the Region VI 
tournament," Hargrove said. "We 
started the year with one sophomore 
who knew the offense and defense 
that we use and she wasn't a full time 
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they did well." 

Next year should be an exciting 
one for the volleyball team and 
Hargrove, like the team members 
looks forward to the season. 

"We are returning nine girls as 
sophomores," she said. "We had 
three players-Ellen Fisher, Dawn 
Thomas and Lavonna Jacobs-make 
All-Region, second team which I 
though was extremely good since 
they were on a team that finished 
third in the Conference and didn't go 
to Regionals." 

There are five starters who will 
return next year and Hargrove an- 
ticipates a strong squad. 

"Ellen Fisher was injured at the 
beginning of the season and I think 
she is a NCAA Division One potential 
player. (Heather) Ford was the most 
improved player and she has a lot of 
natural ability. Jacobs was our most 
consistent player and led in kills. 
Thomas was a full-time starting set- 
ter. She ran the offense and she's not 
afraid of the floor. She's quick, 
hustles and was a leader for the team 
on the court, and Nancy Zolgman 
became a smarter player as the 
season went on," Hargrove said. "We 
are really looking forward to a great 
next year. We'll be right at the top of 
the Region next year." 

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m he former Arkansas City Senior 
High served its purpose for over 50 
years but since its purchase in 1981 by 
the College, the Board of Trustees has 
questioned whether the facility can 
serve the needs of Cowley County 
Community College. 

Board of Trustee members have 
considered o number of options for 
the old building including restoration 
for classroom space or dormitory 
space, demolition and returning the 
site to jreen space until a definite 
need a, ises. 

Whatever the Board decides about 
the .ate of the old building, students 
who graduated from there have 
mixed feelings about the structure. 

"I think they should remodel it," 
said Julie Rademacher. 

But according to the College's 
master plan the area is to be used for 
green space. Other alumni agree 
with Rademacher that the old 

building could be used to meet a 

"They could rebuild it and use it for 
music, or cosmetology, or 
classrooms," said freshman Shari 
Stansbargerand Andy Mclntire agrees 
with her. "I can't believe they tore the 
other part down. They should restore 
the rest of the building," he said. 

In the past, Cowley County Com- 
munity College has renovated the 
historic high school, now called 
Ireland Hall, to house the 
Cosmetology, and Police Science 
programs, and the Auditorium- 
Gymnasium after it was struck by a 
tornado in 1981. The Aud-Gym was 
purchased in the same agreement as 
the old high school which is now in 
question. Because of those efforts 
some students think restoring the old 
high school is a logical alternative. 

"Why tear it down? They restored 
the old, historical high school into a 
nice building," said Joy Wheeler. 

But the old high school has become 
a big problem. A year ago the west 
wing, the back portion of the school 

was removed, and since then, no 
futher action has been taken. There 
are four current alternatives being 
considered, The bids for demolition 
and returning the area to green space 
are $100,000 and $73,000. These bids 
seem costly, but tearing down a 
three-story, aged, brick building isn't 
as easy as it might appear. 

Construction on the building was 
more sturdy but that was more than 
50 years ago. The building with two 
flights of stairs and complete 
basement would be a major task to 
restore or demolish. 

The second matter in discussion is 
demolition of the building, and the 
construction of a new building to 
blend in with the rest of the campus. 

This could entail a number of uses, 
learning center space, recreational 
area, swimming pool 

"They should make it into an 
historical site and put something with 
the old mascot in it," Maria Morris, 
freshman said. "Maybe a museum 
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To determine if a $5 date was 
possible, the "Pulse" staff picked one 
male out to try the economical 
evening. Jeff Vaughn, freshman, was 
picked and the staff supplied him with 
the $5 for the evening and he picked a 
date. Christine Croft was the lucky 

"She date was set for Thursday, 
Nov. 8. Jeff, fully prepared for the 
challenge, met his date after the in- 
tramural volleyball game. 

"I picked up Chris at 9 p.m. and 
went to Braum's for a banana split. 
From there we went to Winfield to the 
13th Hour and danced until midnight. 
Then we stopped at Hardee's in Win- 
field for a Coke, and I took her home 
around 1 a.m." 

The evening does sound thrifty, but 
all of that for only $5? Un- 
derstandably the "Pulse" staff skep- 
tical so they took a close look at it. At 
Braum's, the cost of a banana split is 
$2.32 (including tax). If they had 
nothing to drnk, it would have only 
cost them $1 each at the 13th Hour. So 
far the evening totals$4.32. This is 
awful close, but they still had enough 
money for a Coke on the way home 
which cost them 68 cents (including 
tax). An exact, perfect $5 date! 

"I thought at first that it would be 
hard to do, but it worked out great. 

We had a great time," s'jid Vaughn. 

This was something that Jeff had 
never tried before, and it required 
some thinking, but he niscoverd that 
the $5 was, indeed, a mission 

When Jeff told Christine that on 
their date they could only spend $5, 
she said "We will probably have to 
get a Happy Meal ! " 

They surely didn't have dinner and 
everything else on $5, but the quality 
of time wasn't lessened 

Did they have a good time? 
"Yes - we are going out this 


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coffee tables, wicker shelves, and 
paintings to create the homey feeling 
that was left at home. 

When talking about their life at 
Cowley and the changes, many 
students miss "home-cooked meals 
and MONEY." 

There are 40 rooms in the Nelson 
Student Center which house 80 
students and four students share a 
bathroom. In Tiger Hall there are 16 
private rooms on three floors, each 
having one bathroom with two 

showers in each. 

The students are away from home 
and living on their own for the first 

"I am always waiting for the mail to 
get my money." said Jim Pellock. 
"There is also no one to clean up my 
room, and who likes cleaning?" 

The fact of no home cooked meals 
is mentioned by all, "I miss my mom's 
home cooked meals, ' said Natilie 
Vineyard. "I miss being spoiled by my 
family and being around the house." 

"I miss being able to go home on 
the weekend like everyone else can." 
said Joey Wilson, freshman from An- 
derson, Indiana. "College life makes 
going home special." He also feels 
college life matures people. "You 
learn to set your priorities set and 
stick to them." 

"I miss my friends, the home 
cooked meals and our satelite dish," 
said freshman Chuck Sigler. "I have 
no money problems because I have 

That jittery moment of feeling 
homesick and getting adjusted to 
dorm life affects people in a variety of 

"I find it hard meeting new people, 
dorm life is a good test of the future," 
said Tammy Staton. "I like the small 
classes and the extra time to be able 
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"It's economical for us college 
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The SunTana systems, which is the 
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"They even beat out the European 
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the skin to tan." 

But attending a tanning salon for 
the first time can be unsettling. 

"The expressions of some people 
when they walk into a booth and look 
at the coffin' is funny," Jones says. 
"The beds are big and the top pulls 
down on the person. It looks as 
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Jeanne Bergagnini, freshman, 
agrees with this. "You notice a dif- 
ference each time," she said. 

The most common worry of tanning 
in a salon is whether or not you will 
burn but according to Jones, that 
shouldn't be a threat. 

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tanning systems mostly depends on 
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According to Jones, 10 sessions are 
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Three 15-minute visits, three 20- 
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minutes each week are required to 
keep the tan healthy. 

Most people enjoy the tanning 
salon, and extras added to each 
booth make the atmosphere com- 

"It's real nice. The people who 
work there are nice and the tanning 
sessions are relaxing. The decor is at- 
tractive and the headphones and fans 
in each booth make it comfortable," 
said sophomore Nancy Babb. 

But there are some problems with 
the tanning salons, too. 

"It makes your face kind of dry," 
says Kristi Salisbury, freshman. "A 
moisturizer is a must for tanning." 

Skin cancer and eye deterioration 
are typical concerns of the tanning 
salons but, according to Jones the 
SunTana systems don't cause skin 
cancer because of the low quantity of 
UVB and each person is issued a pair 
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Pam Terry, Wellington freshman, 
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concern of tanning salons when she 
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For a long time I had looked, 
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to accomplish things I couldn't in the 
past. Little did I know how 
discriminatory schools are. 

I was so angry when I found out 

this year that only single sophomore 
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See the ins and outs of commuting. Some people like it, 
some don't, find out why. 

In spite of a double-header loss to Allen County, 
Homecoming '85 will be remembered in many ways, the first 
King, Pam Savage, the Alumni Band, and CowleyCo's per- 
formance at halftime of the women's game. 

From stage manager to a major role, David Stanley works 
his way up the ladder in the world of theatre. 

High phone bills, and a whole lot of trust are sometimes 
what keep a relationship going. See how in Long Distance 

Friendly is the only way to describe Virgil Watson. When 
someone needs a favor or just to talk, Watson is the man they 

After an.on-off year for the men's basketball team, they 
.anticipate a better season next year. 

From advertising manager of the CYCLE to advertising 
manager of the the TRAVELER, Linda Neal keeps working to 
meet her goals in the world of advertising. 


The people on the cover reflect the in- 
volvement of student in campus events. 

• Lucille Carson pulls down a ball down 
for easy possession. 

• Mike Richardson, Wayne Greelee, 
Denah Spongier, Chuck Sigler, David 
Stanley, Larry Simpson and Jodie Buechner 
mug for te camera on a pleasant fall mor- 

• Eric Morris, alumni band director, 
swings the group into action. 

• Homecoming Queen Dawn Thomas and 
King Harold Befort return with their court to 
their reserved seats in the student section. 

This issue deals with people, 
the lifeblood of the campus. It 
deals with the people who make 
Cowley, Cowley. Number two 
highlights people not only in 
sports, drama, and on the 
faculty, but tries to let everyone 
see what a day is like here. 

In this issue you will find 
stories about people who must 
make an extra effort to get to 
Cowley — the commuters, and 
people who work to make 
Cowley win — the fans. 

You can see someone who 
has found his way to the stage in 
a feature on David Stanley. Tina 
Wampler is looking for her way 
to the Olympics while Tony, 
"The Tiger," cheers Cowley on 
with the fans. 

The staff of the PULSE did the 
student portraits for the first 
time. Unfortunately, our photo 
editor graduated at semester 
and our staff was forced to take 
on more responsibility. The loss 
of Don Shrubshell, our photo 
editor, and Connie Cook, staff 
photographer thrust a huge 
workload on David Shook. 

We try also to keep abreast of 
the latest in graphics. A stan- 
ding weekly assignment is to 
turn in a modern graphic design 
and we've attempted to in- 
corporate some of those ideas 

into this issue. 
All special headlines are done 

by hand, using art type and 

graphic lines. Every new issue 

requires different layout ideas 

and informative articles. 

The next PULSE shows how 

campus life beats to the rhythm 

of student organizations. It will 

touch on the time and effort put 

in by students and faculty to 

keep Cowley's heartbeat going. 

The administration will also be 


The second issue is a 

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WITHIN REACH-Lavonna Jacobs light* for a lot* ball In a tough gamo against CoHoyvlllo. (Photo by Don Shrubsholl). 


Volume 1 , Number Two 

March, 1985 

Cowley County Community College 


It's a fact of life for a large number 
of students and 28 percent of the 
Cowley faculty. A much smaller num- 
ber, only one percent, of the support 
staff commutes to work. 

New faculty member Kenneth Sch- 
midt lives in northeast Wichita. He 
estimates he puts 100-200 miles a day 
on his Ford Fiesta driving to CCCC. 
Schmidt is a math instructor and said 
he gets good gas mileage but uses a 
lot of oil. 

"I usually take the shortcut, K-15, 
or 77 which is a relatively peaceful 
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He doesn't mind the drive and finds 
the driving time useful. He thinks it's 
an advantage to have the hour or so 
driving time to get mentally ready for 
school and be relaxed. 

"It's important to have time for 
yourself," he said. "I plan out my day 
and think about the day's happenings 
while driving." 

But some highway experiences can 
be unsettling. 

"I just about hit a deer at that jog 
near Strother Field. It did frighten me, 
he was so big and it was an unex- 

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pected experience," Schmidt said. 

Another Wichita commuter, 
Humanities Department Chairperson 
Margaret Wheeler, feels lucky that in 
her 17 years driving to Cowley she 
has only had one accident. 

"It happened on ice," Wheeler said. 
Although her car lost its rear bumper, 
no one was injured. "It could have 
been very bad, but this was the only 
close call I have had," she said. 

Wheeler has driven the 105 miles 
daily and is into her fourth vehicle. "I 
first drove a big old Dodge that ate up 
lots of gas. Since then I have had two 
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economical," she said. 

Watching the sun come up each 
morning gives Wheeler much 
pleasure and she seems to enjoy the 
long drive. 

"You get used to it. For one thing, I 
live near K-15 and I haven't 
.minded it. It's really my 
own private time, for 
thinking, and my singing 
(time, too." 

Wheeler doesn't go 
home when there is 
'bad weather or there 
are scheduled meetings or ac- 
tivities for her to attend. 
"I'm able to stay overnight with my 
aunt who lives in Arkansas City," she 

Although he drives around 75 miles 
a day, Doug Hunter, art instructor, 
feels fortunate to be living in Dexter. 

For six years Hunter has been com- 
muting and feels it's to his advantage. 
"It's so my family can stay in our 
home community," he said. 

Hunter's family is active in sports 
and community events in Dexter and 
his 50-mile-a-day drive allows them 
to remain in their home town. 

Commuting also gives him a chance 
to see seasonal changes and events 
that are useful to him. 

"I play a game with myself. I try to 
see something new each day while 

I'm going back and forth. Maybe I can 
use it in my art work later," he said. 

But commuting does take its toll on 
vehicles. Hunter has had four dif- 
ferent cars while commuting to CCCC. 

"I've used them up. The most ef- 
ficient one has certainly been my Dat- 
sun," Hunter said. 

Endurance rather than economy 
has proved important for Elaine 
Brown since she began driving to 
Cowley from her home in Winfield in 

"I've just had two cars," she said. 
She drives a 1974 Montego with 
almost 200,000 miles on it now. "Most 
of that mileage is school miles and my 
previous car, a '69 Mercury, had well 
over that when it went into 
retirement," Brown said. "I've always 
felt very safe and commuting for me 
has been uneventful." 

She feels it takes no longer for her 
to drive to her job as an English in- 
structor at CCCC than it does 
someone else to drive across town in 
Wichita to go to work. "And, it's a lot 
safer," Brown said. 

Larry Schwintz, Winfield, has coun- 
ted up a lot of mileage in his seven 
years of commuting. The agriculture 
instructor said he puts about 40 miles 
a day on his vehicle. 

"I don't mind the drive. I get geared 
up on the way down and unwind and 

leave my school problems behind on 
the way home," Schwintz said. 

Since changing his residence and 
moving to the rural Winfield area, 
Mike Watters, natural science in- 
structor, has had to change some 
ideas about commuting. 

"I said I'd never commute to a job 
and as soon as we got moved out 
there we had about eight to ten 
weeks of terrible weather. That really 
added to my frustration," Watters 
said. "Changing our residence and 
living on a farm has made me change 
my lifestyle. The only negative has 
been the driving to work," he said. 
But Watters has noticed a lot of 
unusual things as a commuter. "The 
most interesting thing is the different 
traffic patterns and traffic habits. You 
see entirely different groups of 
people at 7 a.m. than at 7:30 a.m. on 
the road," he said. 

Watters is an avid car collector and 
drives different vehicles at different 
times. He has four cars and two pick- 
ups. His least economical is a 76 GMC 
pick-up while his '73 Toyota has 
proved to give him the best mileage 
while commuting from Winfield the 
past three years. 

Mary Wilson, secretarial skills in- 
structor from Winfield, says she feels 
like she has been commuting forever. 

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She is a 30-year veteran on the CCCC 
faculty and although she lives in Win- 
field, she sometimes stays overnight 
in Arkansas City when the weather is 
too bad. 

Other faculty and staff members 
commuting to CCCC include Norman 
Hearn, industrial technology in- 
structor, Joe Isaacson, accounting in- 
structor, Richard Treadway, agri- 
business instructor and Samsy 
Sengvixay, maintenance, all from 
Winfield. Mike Crow, superintendent 
of maintenance, is from Dexter, and 
then there is an Oklahoma resident, 

Carol Hobaugh-Maudlin, social 
science instructor, has driven from 
her home in Braman, Okla., since 
1972 and travels 35 miles daily. 

"Only once I did have any trouble 
on the road," she said. "The roads 
were blocked and it was icy and I 

spent the night with some friends 
living out there on Highway 166.'^ 

She doesn't mind the drive at 

"I just love it, there are even, 
times when I go home afte 
classes and come back that 
evening for scheduled 
events I have to attend." 

She also considers driving* 
to CCCC nothing compared 
to the mileage she has accumulated by 
driving every day for two months to 
Stillwater while working on her 
doctorate and to Wichita State twice 
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According to first semester 
statistics from the registrar's office, 
about 853 CCCC students chalked up 
some commuter mileage. There were 
412 students from Winfield, 780 from 
Arkansas City, plus Atlanta's 7, Bur- 
den's 15, Cambridge's 4, Cedar Vale's 
2, Dexter's 22, Geuda Spring's 1 , Ox- 

ford's 3, Rock's 5, Silverdale's 1 and 
UdaN's 27 making up the Cowley 
County student population. There 
were 373 students from 23 other Kan- 
sas Counties, as well as 27 out-of- 
state and out-of-country students. 

Ann Neely, freshman, travels 80 
miles a day between her home in 
Wellington and CCCC. In September 
she bought a new car and has already 
put 9,000 miles on it. 

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Another commuting student, Larry 
Rhodes, Winfield freshman, feels the 
consistent routine of driving daily to 
classes has its ups and downs. 

"I think of it as an inconvenience, 
but in my case it is one of the 
necessary sacrifices I have to make to 
get my education," Rhodes said. 

He doesn't like to get up an hour 
earlier than usual every day, and 
having car trouble on the road has 

been a drag. 

"I've had problems with my car and 
it doesn't respond very well in this 
cold weather," he said. 

Commuting is also a fact of life for 
the members of the Board of 
Trustees. Four of the six trustees are 
commuters to the monthly meetings, 
and all other activities they attend. 
Joe Mc Fall comes from Dexter and 
Winfield is represented by Richard 
Bonfy, Dr. Charles Kerr and Steve Mc- 

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"Being a trustee, one has a respon- 
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can't it's only because of a conflict," 
he said. "We also attend the En- 
dowment Association and Tiger 
Booster Club dinner." 

Kerr has no trouble keeping track 
of college events and knowing where 
he is supposed to be, when. 

"Mary has a calendar hanging right 
over the phone with all the college 
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by Denoh Spangler 

In many respects Homecoming 1985 
was a first. 

Since there was no football season, 
there was no fall homecoming and 
the winter homecoming took on 
special significance. 

Following a presentation made at a 
Student Government Association 
meeting at the beginning of second 
semester, SGA voted to elect a king 
as well as a queen for the first time in 
the College's history, to add more for- 
mality to the coronation ceremony, 
and to have a live band for the 
homecoming dance. 

The coronation was a formal 
ceremony with queen candidates in 
long gowns and king candidates in 
tuxedos. From a field of 13 queen 
candidates and 12 king candidates, 
students elected Dawn Thomas and 
Harold Befort as queen and king. 

"I was so happy," Thomas ex- 
claimed. "I never imagined anything 
like this would ever happen to me." 

Thomas was escorted to the center 
of the court where she was crowned 
by SGA President Scott Wagner. She 
received a dozen red roses and a gold 
heart locket. While Thomas was in 
the limelight, Befort, who was her 

ROYAL COUPLE-Klng Harold Bofort and Dawn 
Thomas tharo tho limelight following th» 

escort, said he was thinking, 
"wouldn't it be great if I were named 
king?" For Befort, that was one wish 
that did come true. 

Moments later, Head Cheerleader 
Debbie Stewart, presented Befort 
with an engraved wall clock that 
proclaimed him king. Following the 

ceremony Befort and Thomas led the 
court to reserved seats in the student 
section. Other king and queen 
finalists included Merrie-Pat Reynolds 
escorted by Bill Freeze, Patty O'Hair 
escorted by Delbert Black, Carrie 
Akers escorted by Joey Wilson and 
Debbie Brown, escorted by Greg 

Prior to the coronation, the half- 
time tension mounted as the 
CowleyCo Singers began "Hello" by 
Lionel Richie, as the royal court was 
announced and a brief synopsis of 
each candidate was read. 

Although the Cowley men were 
defeated 85-65 by the Allen County 
Red Devils, the night had just begun. 
Some dance-goers went home to 
shower and change while others 
stayed to talk as Pam Savage and the 

MVPs took control of the lighted 
stage. By 10 p.m. a full-fledged dance 
was in the making as the Aud-Gym 
lights dimmed to a romantic and 
illusive scene that drew more than 
200 students, faculty and alumni. 

Reactions to the band were mixed. 
For many students it was the first 
time they had attended a school dan- 
ce with a live band. 

"I was pleasantly surprised," said 
Debbie Brown, Arkansas City 
sophomore. "I thought, as did many 
of my friends, that no matter how 
talented they were, they wouldn't 
play our favorites. The did a good 

For others the band had some 
drawbacks. Sophomores Sheila Guinn 
and Beth Herron agreed that the band 
could have been better. 

"At times the band as a whole was 
insulting to the students. The next 
dance should provide more varied 

Guinn and Herron referred to a 
near-conflict which arose when the 
band tried to play country and 
western music which had been 
requested. A number of students 
protested their attempt to play and so 
the number of country and western 
selections was limited to one. 

Most students, like Todd Heptig, 

Flush, Kans., freshman, found both 
good and bad in the band. 

"Certain songs weren't done as 
well as others, but overall they did a 
good job," he said. "I think more en- 
thusiasm could have been generated 
(for homecoming) by a pep rally 
before the game." 

Before the game activities did in- 
clude a reception honoring alumni in 
the Courtright Conference Room of 
the Nelson Student Center where the 
classes of 1925, '35, '45, '55, '65, 75 
were specially recognized. An alumni 
band was also featured at the game 
and was so popular that they retur- 
ned to play for the next home game 
as well. 

Just before the women's basketball 
game, the stage curtains opened for 
the Cowley-Co Singers to perform the 
national anthem. They also hustled 
onto the gym floor at halftime of the 
Lady Tigers' game to sing and dance 
"I Can Do Anything Better." Following 
the performance by the CowleyCos, 
the Tiger Lillies Pompon Squad did a 
routine to "Lover Boy." 

But all the halftime entertainment 
was not enough to help the Ladies to 
a homecoming win. In a disappointing 
upset, the Red Devils posted a 44-42 
win and gave the Ladies their first 
conference loss. 


I was so happy. 

I never imagined this 

would happen to me " 

Dawn Thomas 


Lester Achemire-Wellington 
Carrie Akers-Arkansas City 
Lewis Alberding-Winfield 
Andrew Amend-Wichita 

Marcie Anders-Winfield 
Chad Anderson-Winfield 
Cheri Armbrust-Arkansas City 
Leigh Austin-Arkansas City 

Lisa Austin-Germany 
Nancy Babb-lndependence 
Brian Baber Atlanta 
Chris Baber Atlanta 

curtain rises for Dave 

n high school, 
David Stanley was never in- 
volved in dramatics. Because he 
was always in athletics, he 
never had the time or the in- 
terest to participate in theater. 
When he came to Cowley, all of 
that changed, 

Stanley s first involvement 
with drama came last Fall when 
he was chosen to be stage 
manager for the musical "Little 
Mary Sunshine." His job was to 
made sure no one missed their 
cue to go on stage. The props 
had to be in the right place at 
the right time and that too was 
Stanley's responsibility. 

His second involvement with 
drama will be far different. At 
the beginning of second 
semester he was selected for a 
major part in the Spring play, 
"The Mousetrap," a murder 
mystery by Agatha Christie. 

"I didn't expect to get such a 
large part because I have never 
been in a play before," he said. 

Stanley played the part of 
Giles Ralston a character who 
is different from his own per- 

"Our age is pretty close but 
I'm much more even tempered," 
Stanley said . "He's also more 
confident than I am." 

The opening night is what 

Stanley likes most about per- 
forming and he sees being on 
stage as more relaxed than' 
being backstage. 

"In 'Little Mary Sunshine' I was; 
the stage manager and although! 
I had many responsibilities, 
knew that the play had to go onij 
and I had to have everything! 
and everyone on stage at thej 
right time," he said. In The 
Mousetrap' I don't have as many 
responsibilities. Any mistake I 
make will reflect on me only and| 
not on the whole cast." 

Stanley doesn't see being ac- 
tive in dramatics as a part of hisi 

"I will continue to go and see 


plays, but will not actively par- 
ticipate in them. I plan to devote 
more time to studying," he said. 

But participating in drama has 
been beneficial for him. 

"I've met a lot of friends 
through dramatics," he said. "I 
work with people I don't have in 
class and probably wouldn't 
have gotten to know. I also have 
a new perspective on drama and 
I think I can appreciate the arts 
more, now." 

by Chuck S/g/er 

Carol Bailey-Udall 
Deborah Bailey-Arkansas City 
Barbara Baker-Arkansas City 
Blaine Barker-Arkansas City 

Julie Barker-Winf ield 
Richard Behrens-Arkansas City 
Lisa Berline-Caldwell 
Brenda Bingham-Oxford 

Judy Bittle-Arkansas City 
Diana BlatchJord- Arkansas City 
Shari Boatman-Winfield 
Jack Braden-Arkansas City 

Jill Bradley-Dexter 
Colleen Brennamon- Arkansas City 
Maude Brotherton-Arkansas City 
Bonnie Brown-Caldwell 

Debbie Brown-Arkansas City 
Sandra Brown-Arkansas City 
Troy Brown-Winfield 
Jodie Buechner-Arkansas City 

Glenda Bunch-Arkansas City 
Lee Bunch-Arkansas City 
Roger Burghardt-Belle Plaine 
Joleigh Burr-Arkansas City 

Debi Cales-Winfield 
Darla Call-Arkansas City 
Debbie Call-Arkansas City 
James Canady-Arkansas City 

Rocky Leo Canody-Oklohoma 
Mac Carder-Winfield 
Rima Carvalho-Kuwait 
Traci Christenson-Winfield 
Carlo Clark-Arkansas City 
Christine Croft-Medford, Okla. 
Kathy Cole-Wellington 

Viola Cole-Arkansas City 
John Dalton-Arkansas City 
Buggy Davis-Arkansas City 
Andy DeBoord-Derby 
Louis DeBoard-Derby 
Darlene DeBohr-Wlnfleld 
Shirley Demaree-Arkansas City 

Brad DeMoss-Arkansas City 
Dale Detts-Arkansas City 
Elsa Diaz-Puerto Rico 
Christopher Douvery-Arkansas City 
Jolette Dwyer-Arkansas City 

Clint Eastman-Winfield 
Curtis Eaton-Arkansas City 
Nancy Eckstein-Winfield 
Linda Elam-Winfield 
Paula Elston-Belle Plaine 

Karen Ennis-Arkansas City 
Mike Ennis-Arkansas City 
Carol Evans-Udall 
Greg Finley-Winfield 
Judy Finney-Arkansas City 

Ellen Fisher-Garden Plaine 
Leighton Fleming-Leavenworth 
Harold Floyd-Moline 
Marty Frank-Arkansas City 
Vicky Fuller-Winfield 

John Gage-Arkansas City 
Shelley Gashwazra-Derby 
Melinda Gerdel-Arkansas City 

Richard Gerdel-Arkansas City 
Barbara Glenn-Wellington 


Dee Ann Goodson-Arkansas City 
Betty Gragert-Arkansas City 
Terry Gray-Wichita 
Shauni Green-Dexter 
Wayne Greenlee-Belle Plaine 
Julie Gregory-Arkansas City 
Henry Gueary-Topeka 

Roscoe Guliek -Toronto, Canada 
Charlie Hall-Winfield 
Ed Hall-Columbus, Ga 
Rose Hall-Arkansas City 
Mary Hansen-Winfield 
Kervi Harkins-Kaw City 
Shelly Harless-Winf ield 



ihton Fleming flashes a smile 

while he talks to his girlfriend Letitia 

Fields. Fleming and his girl are just 

if ma ny camp us couples who are 

wif li' n a 'lfiVI§*a1f|SBC§ romon- 

oto by David She 

ong distance love 

College can be a trauma 
especially if you are dating 
someone back home or away at 
another college. Three Cowley 
students, freshmen Leighton 
Fleming, Diana Blatchford, and 
sophomore Shawn Pappan are 
facing just this trauma. 

Fleming has a 17-year-old, 
high school girlfriend back 
home in Leavenworth, Kansas. 
He and his girlfriend Letitia 
Fields are making it even 
though they have a long distan- 
ce romance. 

"When I first got to CCCC my 
lady friend or I would call every 
day," said Fleming. 

Unfortunately their parents 
put an end to that. Now, the 
two write once a week and talk 
on the phone weekends. 

"She worried first if I would 
find somebody else, but we had 
a lot of trust in each other," said 

Trust, most people will agree, 
is an important factor in any 

relationship. For Shawn Pappan 
and her boyfriend Ronnie 
Neises, a Pittsburg University 
junior, trust is a natural part of 
their relationship. 

"If you don't have trust, you 
don't have a good relationship. 
We have just always trusted 
each other," said Pappan. 
Although trust was no problem, 
Pappan found other difficulties 
in their relationship. 

"When he first went away to 
school it was hard, but I have 
gotten used to it," Pappan said. 
'I was used to spending more 
time with him over the sum- 

Bridging the gap in a long 
distance romance often means 
running up big telephone bills. 

"Phone calls help a lot in our 
relationship, but one month I 
had a phone bill of $169.95," 
said Blatchford. All three 
couples said they use the phone 
at least once a week. 

by Susan White 

HE'S GRRREAT-Swamped with genuine af- 
fection, Tony Sparks says being loved by the 
children is a big plus of being the mascot. He 
likes giving Tiger hugs to children like Nicholas 
Colquhoun, son of David and Dawn Colquhoun. 
(Photo by David Shook) 

Helen Heath-Phillipines 
Greg Heikes-Buhler 
Bettina Heinz-Germany 

Todd Heptig-Flush 

Vonnie Herrrington-Arkansas City 

Beth Herron-Newton 

Cameron Hite-Arkansas City 
Bernie Hodges-Udall 
Mickey Holt-Dexter 

The story and people behind theCowley Tiger mask! 

After a five-month wait, the new 
Tiger mascot arrived at the begin- 
ning of second semester. For Wanda 
Shepherd, cheerleading sponsor, 
and for the youngest of the Tiger 
fans, the uniform was well worth 
the wait. 

"The kids love the new tiger a lot 
more because it's brighter and not 
quite so scary looking," Shepherd 

Having two uniforms meant there 
could be two tigers and that aided 
Tony Sparks in pepping up the 
crowd. Mickey Holt, Keith Foster, 
David Stanley, Robin Colbert, Diane 
Blatchford, Susan White and Lisa 

Austin all donned the Tiger head to 
bring spirit to the Cowley games. 

"It's much easier for two mascots 
rather than one, because some 
poeple get really embarrassed ac- 
ting as the lone tiger," Shepherd 
said. "I'd like to replace the old 
uniform with a new one but at $575 
each, that might not be financially 
possible next year." 

Shepherd isn't the only one who 
has appreciated having the ad- 
ditional mascot at the games. Both 
teachers and students have respon- 
ded favorably to the duo. 

"It's been great fun having two 
tigers and watching their pranks at 

the games," said Ron Pruitt, jour- 
nalism instructor. 

Some fans, like freshman John 
Dalton, even picked favorite mascot 

"The crowd, especially the 
children love to see someone 
playing the part of Cowley's 
mascot," Dalton said. "I think Keith 
Foster and Tony Sparks work well 
together as a duo." 

No matter whether the Tigers won 
or lost, Cowley fans seemed to 
agree that the Tiger mascots were 

by Dawn Thomas 

e s grrrreat! 

At any of CCCC's home 
basketball games fans might 
suddenly start cheering, clap- 
ping and laughing even 
though it might be a time out 
and the players aren't even 
on the court. The center of 
their attention is Tony the 
Tiger, of course, because he's 

Tony Sparks, the man who 
is often behind the Tiger 
mask, has learned that being 
the Tiger is no easy task. It's 
more than just dressing up 
and standing next to the 
cheerleaders. It takes more 
than just clapping and wat- 
ching the game but after 
being convinced by 
cheerleading sponsor Wanda 
Shepherd and others to try it, 
there's no doubt in Sparks' 
mind that he likes it. 

"I still enjoy being the 

Tiger," he said. "I like to hear 
the crowd laugh and I like to 
badger the officials." 

Sparks usually gets away 
with anything, except for one 
incident when he walked up 
to a referee and started 
giving him a hard time. The 
official turned to Sparks and 
asked him to leave. "He 
didn't want to be em- 
barrassed, I guess," Sparks 

His biggest complaints 
about being the Tiger are the 
intense heat in the Tiger suit 
and officials who won't go 
along with the act and start 
telling him what to do. 

Sparks sees the role of the 
Tiger as separate from 
the cheerleaders. 

"I do my own thing and 
they do theirs," he said. "I do 
stupid things. They (the 

crowd) love to see an idiot 
out there. I get crazy and do 
things out of the ordinary that 
I usually wouldn't do." 

Sparks admits that a little 
"pepping up" at Stan's Place 
before the game helps put 
him in the spirit of his per- 
formance but it's the young 
children that makes him en- 
joy his role as the Tiger most. 

"The little kids like the 
Tiger and I like the kids, ex- 
cept for the ones who pull my 
tail," he joked. "I think the 
parents enjoy it, too. It's a 
great way to get the fans ex- 

Will Sparks change his act 
as the Tiger? 

"No way! I am myself and I 
will continue to be myself," 
he said. 

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Michael Hosklns 
Jeff Hovey-Winfield 

Brian Howell-Arkansas City 
Sherri Humbert-Winfield 

HEADLESS-Tiger Tony Sparks takes a break 
from playing the college's mascot during half- 
time of a game. The one complaint Sparks has 
about being the tiger is that the costume is hot. 
(Photo by David Shook) 


Tammy Humphrey-Arkansas City 
Dorinda Jacobs-Wellington 

Lavonna Jacobs-Wichita 
William James-Topeka 

Janie Jordan-Lawton, Okla. 
Toneka Kayzer- Anderson, Ind. 

Bill Kemph-Arkansas City 
Tracey Killingsworth-Dexter 

Dixie King-Cedar Vale 
Kathy Kirkland-Arkansas City 

Mike Kiser-Winfield 
Jean Kistler-Udall 

Mike Knapp-Winfield 
Ty Krug-Arkansas City 




Troy Lankton is a man with vision. Some might 
call it super vision; others clouded vision but 
most agree he sees possibilities in old cars that 
others don't. 

"About three years ago, I got my very first car. 
It was a Plymouth Valiant and when I got it I was 
intending to restore it," he said. "The inspiration 
behind restoring it was its hidden potential but 
right now it's sitting in my brother's workshop." 

Lankton anticipates it may be in the workshop 
a lot before the restoration job is completed. He 
plans to have naughahyde and black velvet 
seats, roll and tuck, lots of chrome wheels, tires 
with raised white lettering and he'll even sand- 
blast and paint the undercarriage. 

The outside will have deep black laquer paint 
with a gold pin-stripe, a lower front three inch 
rake, removed front bumper and detailed front 
air dam, a hand-built chrome tube grille and a 
total re-chrome job. 

"It will be three years before the car will be 
finished," Lankton said. "I am definitely going to 
enter my car in some car shows like rod custom, 
rod runs and street nationals shows." 

An avid car buff, Lankton has already joined 
the International Street Rod Association. 
Although he has had a lot of experience 
restoring cars, he has never restored one of his 
own and this experience has convinced him to 
continue the work. 

by Rick Nichols 

Traci Lamaison-Arkansas City 
Kathy Leaf-Arkansas City 
Allen Lee-Caldwell 
Susan Lemman-Tribune 
Chet Logue-Arkansas City 
Deanna Logue-Arkansas City 

Skeet Long-Copan, Okla. 
Greg Lowrey-Belle Plaine 
Brent Mackey-Burden 
Gene Mansell-Arkansas City 
Mike Marker-Dexter 
Rick Marler-Wlnfleld 

Brett Martin-Dexter 
Bryan Master-Udall 
Dede McClung-Winfield 
Linda Kay McClure-Wellington 
Lisa McDonald-Arkansas City 
Janet Mc Dowell-Arkansas City 

Cindi Mc Farland-Arkansas City 
Randy Mc Nett-Wellington 
Vicky Metcalf -Arkansas City 
Bernice Middleton-Udall 
Eddie Moore-Arkansas City 
Mike Moore-Phoenix, Ariz. 

to Troy Lankton is remodeling 
his own car. Lankton enjoys 
redoing the interiors of old 
cars and repairing engines but 
this is the first time he has 
done his work on his own 
vehicle. (Photo by Rick 

Wilma Morgan-Wlnfield 
Charlene Morris-Arkansas City 
Janece Morris-Arkansas City 
Kathy Mullins-Arkansas City 
Albert Noises-Oxford 
Butch Neises-Belle PLaine 
Pam Newell-Derby 

Garry Nichols-Arkansas City 
Rick Nichols-Winfield 
Sandra Nichols-Winfield 
Alice Ochoma-lndependence 
Patty O'Hair-Medford, Okla. 
Dale Oleson-Arkansas City 
Teri Olmstead-Arkansas City 

Loretta Ostrander-Arkansas City 
Randy Parks-Wellington 
Karen Patrick-Winfield 
Marcy Patrick-Arkansas City 
Del Perry-Arkansas City 
Randy Perry-Montgomery, Ala. 
Melody Patterson-Arkansas City 

Rhonda Peters-Oxford 
Kham Phakonekham-Laos 
Cheryl Phillips-Arkansas City 
Sarah Phillips-Mulvane 
Rick Pomeroy-Arkansas City 
Roy Prewitt-Caldwell 
Becky Puetz-Garden Plaine 

Julie Rademacher-Arkansas City 
Robin Ralls-Winfield 
Judy Randel-Cedar Vale 
Kyndol Randel-Arkansas City 
Donald Read-Wichita 
Tracy Reedy-Arkansas City 
Susan Reeves-Arkansas City 

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A messagef rom the President 

According to the Plan of Action 
adopted by the Board of Trustees 
in the Fall of 1981, 12 specific 
objectives were scheduled for 
completion during the 1983-84 
academic year. Report of progress 
on the objectives are summarized 
in this publication. 

During the past year, we have 
seen marked changes in the 
institution as it grows and alters to 
meet the needs of the community 
it serves. The College entered the 
high-technology era with the 
addition of computers to nearly 
every instructional area. A high 
technology curriculum was 
developed in the Engineer 
Technician Program where 

students are trained in computer- 
aided drafting, computer-aided 
manufacturing, and robotics. 

Outreach programs have been 
developed to serve more segments 
of the total population. More 
financial assisance for well- 
qualified students was offered in 
1983-84 than at any other time in 
the history of the College. The 
completed remodeling of the Little 
Theater in Galle-Johnson Hall 
provides an area for fine arts 
presentations with fixed theater 
seats, improved sound, and an 
updated lighting system. Four-day 
weeks were instituted for summer 
school students in an attempt to 
conserve energy and cut escalating 

utility bills, and enrollment held its 
own in a time when high school 
graduating classes are decreasing 
(11.5 percent since 1981). 

The College is proud of its 
accomplishments during the past 
year, and the administration and 
staff face the challenges of the 
coming year optimistically. As the 
instructional needs of the student 
body change and as limitations of 
state revenue continue, College 
personnel adjust to accomodate 
the students in a quality 
educational environment. 

Dr. Gwen Nelson, President 
Cowley County Community College 

> ipf> »%. The College needs to develop a more effective 
IM ^ r ^J # and expanded Out-Reach program which will 
serve more segments of the total population. 


The College, through Assistant Dean of Instruction Walt 
Mathiasmeier and Continuing Education Director Conrad 
Jimison, instituted 17 programs to better serve isolated 
segments of the total population of the service area. In 
developing these programs, the College cooperated with 
businesses and industries which would benefit from the short- 
term courses and seminars. 

The 17 programs instituted include: 

•providing two, three-credit hour computer classes for staff 
and instructors in USD 471 in Dexter, 

•providing four mini-computer classes for staff and 
instructors in USD 359, Argonia, during the Fall and Spring 

•providing a programming BASIC class for staff and 
instructors in USD 358, Oxford and USD 360, Caldwell, 

•providing three Computer in the Classroom classes 
and instructors in USD 465, Winfield, 

•providing four sections of Micro-computer Applications for 
Business class in Arkansas City, 



- I __-^ There is a need for more effective and efficient 
IN t tL/ • placement services for employment of current 
and former students. 


After reviewing the College's placement practices a plan to 
provide improved services to students was implemented. 
Traditionally, the College has provided part-time job 
placement for students who qualify for College Work Study 
and also a number of Institutional Work jobs through the 
Financial Aids Office. Director of Financial Aids Ed Hargrove 
keeps students better informed by: 

•establishing a job placement bulletin board on the ground 
level of Galle-Johnson Hall, 

•contacting area businesses and industries to indicate the 
College's willingness to supply part-time and full-time help, 

•notifying vocational-technical instructors whenever a 
business or industry contacts the College about a part-time job 
opportunity that could be filled through a vocational program. 

EXACTING SCIENCE-Students in the College* 
natural science courses also enroll in a 
laboratory time so they can put into practice 
what they've studied in books. Here, 
mixingchemicals to get the desired effect takes 
serious concentration. 


Arkansas City 

Cedar Vale 




•providing four Mini-Computer Applications for Business 
classes in Arkansas City, 

•cooperating with the Arkansas City Area Chamber of 
Commerce in providing micro-computer training under a JPTA 

•working with Winfield State Hospital and Training Center to 
provide in-service training for their staff, 

•providing 14 extension classes in Caldwell, Wellington, 
Winfield and Arkansas City, 

•providing three Certified Nurses Aid and two Certified 
Medications Aid courses in Winfield and Wellington, 

•continuing to provide EMT classes in Winfield and Caldwell 
to meet the needs of Cowley and Sumner counties, 

•working with the Arkansas City Real Estate Association to 
provide classes for renewing licenses or obtaining new Real 
Estate licenses, 

•working with Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce to 
provide four area-wide Small Business Workshops, 

•providing a parenting class for parents, teachers, and day 
care workers 

•working with "Leadership Ark City" in establishing and 
conducting programs, 

•working with Arkansas City Development Council in 
providing a dislocated worker program through JPTA and, 

•offering Futures Market class as a result of cooperation 
with Sumner County Young Farmers' Organization. 


K | Q EL^^ • ^" ne C°" e 9 e needs to provide more financial assistance for well- 

qualified students. 


In the last year, the College in- 
creased the number of grants and 
scholarships awarded by 25 percent 
and the total amount awarded by 30.5 
percent. Totally, tabout 55 percent of 
the student body shared in the more 
than $400,000 in local, state and 
federal funds awarded through the 
Office of Financial Aids. 

Financial aids awarded $400,000 

scholarships +25% 

Amount awarded 

Student body 
scholarships 55% 


25 percent 

» _ _ _ _^ The College needs to provide a campus atmosphere to integrate 
1^ p t D * a " se 9 menfs °f fne student populations into the main stream of 
student life on campus. 

50 percent 


To solve the problem of 
isolationism the College first iden- 
tified the potential problem areas by 
looking at the makeup of the studen- 
ts. From that examination it became 
obvious that this is a heterogeneous 
campus. With ages ranging from 16- 
70, the average age of the Cowley 
student is about 28 years. Because of 
a number of outside influences, it 
would be difficult for many students 
to be integrated into the College's 

High school students who take 
vocational-technical courses and 
travel directly to and from the high 
school; cosmetology students who 
are in class from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
daily; married students who live in 
off-campus housing; commuter 
students who drive back and forth 
daily and students who work part- 
time and are seeking new job skills, 
all find it difficult to participate in ad- 
ditional activities, need to have ac- 
tivities that will motivate them to 
come back to the campus. Activities 
need to be developed that will 
motivate the students to return to 
campus after they have left it for the 
day. Minority students are also 

sometimes hesitant to participate in 
extracurricular activities. 

Students who live on-campus have 

more access to all forms of campus 
activity and, if motivated, could be 
the role models for all students. 

• The Rap Sessions group investigated the problem of isolationism and 
determined that the problem is a real one but that better communication 
between groupscould helpeliminate the problem. 

• The Rap Session Committee sponsored a dance and rap session in- 
volving as many ethnic groups as possible. 

• Tigerama, traditionally an end-of-school semi-formal dance, was 
changedfrom the formal dance of 1983 which attracted only 20 students, to. 
an informal picnic with games followed by a dance. More than 150 people 
attended the picnic and games butthe dance was a disappointment as few 
black students attended. 


Ixl t> I— 1 J • There is a need to improve student attitudes and understandings 
™™"^» toward school and work. 


Task Force Number 2 was 
established by the Academic Affairs 
Council to study the problem of 
student apathy toward educational 
activities and a lack of value develop- 
ment towards work. Three recom- 
mendations were made by the task 
force to incorporate student attitudes 
into course grades. 

• Have a strict attendance policy that is enforced. The student's at- 
tendance in the course will be reflected in the final grade achieved by the 

• No make-up given for missed class work or exams except for school- 
excused business or absences authorized by the instructor. 

• All instructors should make an effort to incorporate into their courses 
those proper relationships and presentations that would develop improved 
attitudinal values concerning the work world. 


The College needs to develop guidelines which encourage 
enrollments in afternoon classes. 


The Academic Affairs Council ap- 
pointed Task Force Number 1 to study 
the present scheduling procedure to 
identify problems and to explore 
ways of solving the problems of 
minimum and maximum class sizes. 
Following the study and a lengthy 
discussion, 10 suggestions were 
made to be implemented as soon as 

• Maintain all present courses, at least on an "as needed" basis. 

• Stagger low enrollment courses rather than offering them every 

• Limit class sizes. Have a definite plan when over-enrolling to allow for 
no-show students. 

• Hire more versatile instructors who can teach in several disciplines in a 
particular department. 

• Have "floater" teachers who are prepared to teach in areas other than 
their established disciplines within the same department. 

• Develop more cooperation between departments or programs in the in- 
stitution. One area of the College desiring courses from another area 
should make this known at least two weeks before the deadline for sub- 
mitting schedules to the Registrar. 

• Offer more sections of courses which persistently have high enrollmen- 
ts like English and Psychology. 

• Revise programs in the catalog so that the English and Psychology cour- 
ses will not both be offered in the first semester of the freshman year which 
consequently overloads these classes. 

• Begin all extra-curricular activites after the conclusion of all regular day 
classes to allow students to take needed classes. 

• Have head coaches teach more classes during their off-season periods. 

K I IT C^^ • There is a greater need for audio-visual supplies and materials 

by the instructional departments. 


The Director of the Learning 
Resources Center met with the six 
academic departments to gather 
audio-visual need information for the 
year and new budget information was 

• An average amount of $400 per instructor was established 

• Instructors worked directly with the director of the Learning Resources 
Center on requisition the material. 

• The LRC director compiled all audio-visual and computer software 
materials on a computer listing. Approximately 4,000 items appear on the 
list with print-outs available by departmentholdings. A usage survey helped 
determine which materials should be kept and which should be discarded. 


_ _ ___^ There is a need to employ staff members who are not highly 
1^ L lL/ * s P ec,a ' ,ze d m ° single discipline and are able and willing to ac- 
cept non-classroom assiqnments to support the programs of the 



The Faculty Affairs Council and the 
Academic Affairs Council cooperated 
in the development of an inventory of 
professional staff competencies and 
guidelines for employing and 
assigning new staff members. 

• A listing of all professional staff and their own ratings of their com- 
petence and desire to teach any course in the College catalog is on file with 
the Dean of Instruction. 

• Using the Faculty Inventory, the administrative staff has agreed that no 
additional professional staff will be employed to teach courses for which 
there are qualified instructors currently on staff. 

• A special effort will be made to fill vacancies with the most versatile 
candidates available. 

k I ' f^a The flexibility of the current professional staff needs to be in- 

IHLU ^J • creased to meet the emerging needs of the institution. 


Through a comprehensive series of 
staff development programs, the 
competency and flexibility of the staff 
reached the point of satisfying most 
of the staff development needs iden- 
tified in the Plan of Action. Assistant 
Dean of Instruction Walt 
Mathiasmeier worked with depart- 

ment chairpersons to develop 
programs on the department level to 
achieve the remaining needs. 

Staff development programs for 
1984-85 were conducted by individual 
departments at the beginning of each 
semester. The topics for discussion 
were determined by the departments 

and approved by the Dean of In- 
struction. Following each program, 
departments submitted reports of the 
activities to the Dean of Instruction. In 
this way, the Staff Develop- 
mentactivities were of interest to 
each department and fulfilled their 
specific needs. 

The College's faculty salary schedules should maintain average 
■VI Eb 1 1 J • salaries that rank in the top one-third of faculty salaries for all 
™"^ • Kansas community colleges. 


The average instructor's salary at 
Cowley County Community College 
for the 1984 academic year ranked 
second among average salaries for 
the state's 19 community colleges. At 
CCCC, the average salary was 
$24,247 excluding fringe benefits and 
$28,282 with fringe benefits. The 10.6 
percent increase for the 1984-85 
academic year guaranteed that 
despite the low economic trend, the 
College kept its high rank state-wide 
in average salaries. 

CCCC teacher 
salaries at-a-glance 

CCCC salary ranking: Second among the 19 Kansas com- 
munity colleges. 

Average salary at CCCC without fringe benefits: $24,247 

Average salary at CCCC with fringe benefits: $28,282 

Percent increase for 1984-85 academic year: 10.6 percent 


|k I ^ |™ |^y In order to better communicate with all professional employees, 
|\| EC I^r • core should be taken to assure that extra duty and committee 
assignments are distributed equally among faculty members. 


Three problems were identified af- 
ter reviewing the extra duty and com- 
mitte assignments during the 1984 
academic year. It was determined 
that some departments were not 
represented on College Councils 
which are involved in forming policy 
for the institution. In addition, two 
professional staff members were 
assigned to more than one extra duty 
assignment for which they do not 
receive extra compensation, while 
four professional employees have no 
extra duty assignments. 

Reorganizing the instruction depar- 
tments into fewer separate depart- 
ments for the 1984-85 academic year 
made it easier to appoint a represen- 
tative of each department to a 
College Council. This reorganization 
improved the communication with all 
professional staff members. In ad- 

• All College Councils included a representative from each in- 
structional department. 

• No professional employee was appointed to more than one special 
assignment for which there is no additional compensation. 

• No professional employee was appointed to more than two special 
staff assignments. 

• A special effort was made to appoint each professional employee to 
at least one staff assignment. 

K I I™ [" ^N # In order to conserve energy, the College will study the possiblity 
I ^1 tLv • of implementing a more energy-efficient schedule during sum- 
mer terms. 


For both the 1 983 and the 1 984 Sum- 
mer Term, classes were held Monday 
through Thursday. This four-day week 
allowed the College to shut down the 
central air conditioning units in the 
Business Technology Building and 
Renn Memorial Library from Thursday 
evening until Monday mornings. As 
many classes as possible were 
scheduled in the Library and the 
Business Technology buildings since 
the College was already cooling those 

Based on questionnaires given to 
students and faculty the response to 
the four-day summer sessions has 
been most positive. 

Effect of energy conservation efforts 

Year KWH Cost 

Natural Gas 

MCF Cost 

Total cost 


1 ,099,275 





• Heating savings — Improvements in 
insulation, replacing thermostates and seven 
day time clocks seemed to pay off in natural 
gas consumption in 1984. Even though the 
year was 2 percent colder than normal, the 
college had usuage savings in Industrial Tech, 
Nelson Student Center, Recreation Building, 
Tiger hall, the dormitory and the Aud-Gym. 

• Electrical savings — Buildings in which less 
electricity was used were Industrial Tech, 
Recreation Building, Tiger Hall and the 

Several items either contributed to the 
reduction or the increase of consumption in 
various buildings such as added electrical use 
from the construction of the Little Theater in 
Galle-Johnson Hall and the use of Business 
Technology for the JTPA program. 



ich on high tech, 

Chipping out a place in a computer age 

A quick look at the want ads or con- 
sideration of the future makes it clear 
that higher skills are a must in every 
line of work and in every job. Career 
opportunities into the 21st century 
will be plentiful for those who are 
prepared and in this area you don't 
hove to look very far to find an in- 
stitution that's in the business of 
helping you be prepared. 

Cowley County Community College 
and Area Vocational-Technical School 
was the first of its kind in the state. 
Here, students receive the intense 
training of a vocationcl-technical 
school in the atmosphere of a college 
and it's an educational institution 
which has entered the high 
technology era with enthusiasm and a 
commitment to provide students the 
most advanced training possible in 
state-of-the-art surroundings. Com- 
puters influence every area of study 
as students learn how to make 
automation work for them. Every of- 
fice at the College is computerized for 
efficiency and individual programs in 
the Area Vocational-Technical 
School, as well as throughout the 
campus, give students a chance to 
train on the most up-to-date equip- 

In the Learning Skills Center of 
Renn Memorial Library, nearly every 
student on campus comes in contact 
with computer-aided instruction. At 
the beginning of each semester, 
students enrolled in Freshman English 

and all vocational students are tested 
for reading and math skills. Based on 
the results of those tests, students 
work in the lab to improve learning 

Students work on the EDL Con- 
trolled Reader to improve reading 
speed and comprehension. Most are 
able to increase their reading speed 
by 200-250 words a minute and main- 
tain a 70 percent comprehension 
level after using the machine a 

Skills are improved in nearly every 
area by using the Dorsett Educational 
teaching machine and the lab's com- 
puters. All of these teaching aids 
allow students to work at their own 
speed to develop and polish learning 

But the Learning Skills area is only 
one place where students have ac- 
cess to computers. A micro-computer 
lab houses 12 computers for student 
use and students in agriculture, jour- 
nalism, music, math and science use 
computers as part of their in- 
structional programs. 

But perhaps the biggest impact 
computers have had on education at 
Cowley has been in the Industrial 
Technology area. Many of the high 
technology programs relate to each 
other or to existing courses and the 
engineering technician program has 
been revamped as a high-technology 
course of study with courses ranging 
from robotics to computer 


In the drafting department students 
work with a three-dimensional CAD, 
computer-aided-drafting, process 
which will be coupled with a CAM, 
computer-aided-manufacturing, proc- 
ess to create machine shop products, 
on a CNC, computerized numerical 
controlled, milling machine. The 
designs can be transmitted directly 
from the draftsman to the milling! 
machine for rapid work. But before; 
students are asked to master the fine 
points of the CAD/CAM process, they 
first are given a solid foundation in 
basic drafting principles. No matter 
what the situation, Cowley drafting! 
students will be prepared to fill thei 

In machine shop, students generate 
designs on computers which plot and: 
print out the program for easy 
proofing before the final design is 
sent directly to the milling machine 
for manufacturing. It's a technique 
designed to eliminate errors and 
make machine shop a more exacting 

Electronics students work with 
HERO, a robot assembled by in- 
structor Don Hughes, as an in- 
troduction to robotics. From HERO, 
students learn advanced electronics 
including computer programming, 
micro-processing, optical electronics, 
radar theory, speech synthesis and 
DC motor control. 

Welding students gain experience 


working with two new high 
technology machines. A $16,000 Pat- 
tern Trace Machine works as an 
automatic cutter that can be program- 
med to trace patterns unattended, 
and a Digital Read-Out Wire Feeder 
works as a robotic metal-arc welder. 
Students learn to program these 
machines to complete their assigned 
tasks automatically. 

In the auto mechanics area, studen- 
ts work with nearly $60,000 in new 
computerized equipment to learn 
state-of-the-art techniques in 
analyzing car problems. Manufac- 
turers donated three cars with the 
latestcomputerized equipment so that 
students would have trainer models 
to work on. An engine analyzer com- 
puter examines the entire electrical 
system of the car and is compatible 
with the car's computer for quick, ac- 
curate analysis of the problem. A 
wheel balancer and a high-tech, four- 
wheel alignment machine which puts 
the car in a perfect rectangle, help fill 
out the list of one of the best equip- 
ped auto mechanics programs in the 

While most of the students' work 
with computers goes on within the 
classroom, carpentry students put 
their work on display. Every year the 
students, under the direction of Ben 
Cleveland, instructor, build a home to 
be sold. For the last several years 
solar energy features have been in- 
corporated into the construction. 

Programs at Cowley are developed 
to meet the needs of the students and 
once developed, are constantly being 
updated to keep pace with a fast- 
paced society. This year, Cowley of- 
fered high technology education 
through it's Engineering Technician 
program. It's a demanding course of 
study including computer-aided draf- 
ting, computer-aided manufacturing, 
and an introduction to robotics. 
Graduates of the program may work 
with engineers, scientists and craf- 
tsmen in the reserch, design and 
testing of new ideas and products as 
well as providing service for these 

LEADING THE WAY - Dean of in- 
struction A.F. Buffo has been a 
leader in vocational education sine* 
the Collage established the 
Vocational-Technical School in the 
1960s. The first of its kind in the 
state, the Cowley County Community 
College and Area Vocational School 
allowed students to complete the in- 
tense discipline of a vocational 
program in a college campus at- 
mosphere. Now Buffo leads the in- 
structional aspect of the school as it 
enters the high technology era. In 
addition to state of the art equip- 
ment, the College offers a high tech 
course in the Engineering Technician 
program. (Photo by Don Shrubshell) 

CCCC'S HERO - A Heath Kit Robot, 
assembled by instructor Don Hughes, 
provides student Chet Logue with a 
hands-on experience when it comes 
to learning advanced electronics. 


Cowley County Community College 
Endowment Association 

The Cowley County Community 
College Endowment Association 
was incorporated March 22, 1968, 
for the purpose of serving as a 
non-profit organization to receive 
tax deductible gifts to support the 
educational activities of the 
College. The Charter was revised, 
in 1976, to comply with amended 
requirements of the Internal 
Revenue Service pertaining to 
non-profit organizations. The 
Charter provides that anyone who 
contributes $100 or more a year is 
a member of the Association. 

The Association has provided 
financial support for several 
projects that would not have been 
possible with the limited tax 
resources of the College: 

•construction of the Renn 
Memorial Library, 

•construction of the College 

Board of Directors 

Mr. Ed Gilllland, president 

Mr. Lee Porter, vice-president 

Mr. Bill Hill, treasurer 

Dr. Gwen Nelson, secretary 

Mr. Dick Bonfy, Board of Trustees 


Mr. Ron Broadhurst 

Mrs. Iris David 

Mr. Bill Docking 

Mr. John Eckel 

Mr. Aubrey Foster, Sr. 

M. Steve Gillila id 

Mr. Jerry Hopper 

Mrs. Jean Lough 

Mr. Oscar Kimmell 

Mr. Harold Walker 

Recreation Building, 

•landscaping of the College 

•construction of the College 

•construction of 15 college 
carpentry projects, 

•providing student scholarships, 

•providing for programs of 
cultural enrichment, 

•conducting the College Bond 

•property acquisition and, 

•installing a campus carillon in 
Ireland Hall. 

In addition, the Association has 
established the Tiger Booster Club 
to support College athletics, 
purchased and maintained 
properties to provide student 
housing, purchased the 
cosmetology school for the 
College, initiated efforts to 

Association Members 

(contributers of $1 ,000 or more) 

Anonymous ($25,000) 
Mr. Thelma Dale ($50,000) 
Anonymous ($10,000) 
Mrs. Icel Berry ($10,000) 
Pearl and Jennie Abell ($3,000) 
Boyer Trust Fund ($20,000) 
Bohannan Scholarship ($3,800) 
Guy and Mary Hutchinson ($4,500) 
Farmland Industries ($2,100) 
Peabody-Gordon-Piatt ($2,500) 
Stauffer Publications ($1 ,000) 
E.A. Funk Family ($.000) 
Arkansas City Traveler ($1 ,000) 
Bob and Carlo Viola ($1,500) 
Ray and Phyllis Potter ($17,500) 
Jack and Majorie Rine ($6,000) 
Mrs. Phyllis Hearn ($1,500) 
Cessna Aircraft Foundation ($1 ,500) 
Lawrence and Ruby Chaplin ($1 ,000) 
Binney and Smith Corporation ($6,000) 
Mr. S. A. "Al" Sehsuvaroglu ($2,000) 
Gott Manufacturing Co. ($3,000) 
Mr. Lois Hinsey ($1 ,000) 
Gwen and Lu Nelson ($5,000) 

develop an active Alumni 
Association, and supported the 
efforts of the College to achieve 
accreditation (the highest level 
possible) by the North Central 

According to Dr. Charles Kerr, 
Chariman of the Board of 
Trustees, the Association has 
provided outstanding assistance 
in the continued development of 
the College. Through the past 17 
years, the Association has 
provided assistance to the 
College valued at well over 
$1 ,000,000. This assistance has 
ranged from planting flowers and 
trees to helping build a Senior 
Citizen's High Rise residential 

Mrs. Lu Nelson is employed by 
the Association to serve as 
Secretary and to oversee 
Association properties. 

Kansas Grain and Feed Dealers Association 


Dormitory Room 

(Contributors-$l ,200) 

Alumni Association 

Alumni Associatin 

Arkansas City Traveler 

Bob and Jean Boggs 

William Welton, Jr. 

(Albert and Audine Clemente/Bob and 

Mildred Woods) 

Florence Correll 

Henrietta Courtright 

Edith Cox 

Walt and Iris David 

Edith Joyce Davis 

Phil DiVall (Frank ad Louise DiVall) 

Lyle and Terry Eaton 

Dan Stark (Friends) 

Bill DeLoach (Total Petroleum) 

First Community Federal Savings and Loan 


General Electric Company 

Frank and Betty Groves 

John and Gladys Peck (Home National Bank) 


Mr. and Mrs. Les Hodkin 

Gay* Iden 

Oscar and Mary Klmmell 

Mike Nelson (Gwtn andLu Nelson) 

W. A. Nelson Family (Mary Nelson) 

Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Old 

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Potter/Mr. and Mrs. 

Harold Walker 

John Mark Walker (Endowment Association 


John Martin DeVore (Friends) 

Fred and Donna Rindt 

Total Petroleum 

Total Petroleum 

Total Petroleum 

Earle and Bea Wright 

Warren Willcoxen (Wade and Virginia 


President's Club Members 

Allied Agency-Don Shanks, president 

Ed and Margaret Gllliland 

Jerry and Donna Hopper 

Gwen and Lu Nelson 

United Brands 

George and Betty Sybrant 

Louise Grimes 

Master Builder Club 
Members ($2,500) 

Mr. and Mrs. Luclen Barbour 
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Broadhurst 
Jasper and Bea DeVore 
Frank and Lousie DiVall 
Tom and Doris Gilmore 
Louise Grimes 
Carl and Betty Hollowed 
Alvin ad Katharine Mulanax 
Bob and Terry Reinkemeyer 
Total Petroleum 
Bud and Dorothy Rush 
Dorothy Vore McGrew 

One Grand Club Members 

Dr. S.L. Abbey 

Dr. and Mrs. Norberto Alvarez 

Dr. and Mrs. Alfredo Aucar 

Alan Austin 

Joe and Donna Avery 

Daphne Ayling 

Clara Bell 

Bonnie Berg 

Icel Berry 

Dick and Paula Bonfy 

Jim Bradley 

H.E. and Dorothy Brinkman 

Elaine Brown 

Gerald Brown 

Max Brown 

Herb and Majorie Bruce 

Vic and Dorothy Bryant 

Phil and Lannle Buechner 

Tony and Wllda Buffo 

Keith and Betty Burton 

Mr. and Mrs. Max Cannon 
Tom and Marsha Carr 
Bob and Judy Clark 
Enid Bishop Collinson 
Dr. William Clark 
Consolidated Coal Company 
Albert and Audine Clemente 
Ben and Irene Clemente 
Conoco, Inc. 

Elizabeth Earlougher Cox 
Walt and Iris David 
Debra Davis 
Ruth Day 

Mr. and Mrs. John Eckel 
Gilbert and Colleen Estep 
Farmers and Merchant's State Bank , Dexter- 
Herbert Johnston 
Bill and Eleanor Farrar 
Mildred Farrell 
Bob and Lois Fencil 
Walt and Ruth Fesler 
Helen McCool Finch 
Aubrey and Katie Foster 
Eleanor Ambrose Fox 
Phillips Petroleum 
Steve and Emily Frazier 
Edward and Genevieve Galle 
Pillsbury Company 
Tom and RuthGillock 
Bob and Connie Gilmore 
Ben and Taeko Givens 
Dr. Larry Green 
Howard and ShirleyGriffin 
Bill and Dorothy Griffith 
Ethel Griffith 

Frank and Betty Groves 

Frances Guyot 

Ed and Linda Hargrove 

Col. and Mrs. Cecil Hawkins 

Norman Hearn 

Lee and Frances Heflin 

Don and Jean Hickman 

Bill and Jean Hill 

Bill and Phyllis Hiller 

Bertha Hinchee 

Don and Carol Maudlin 

Rick Holman 

Luella Hume 

Earl and Jolene Hunt 

Doug and Jessie Hunter 

Marge Ireland 

Bob and Helen Jay 

Conrad and Janet Jimison 

Dorothy Johnson 

Lyle and Dianna Keefe 

Dr. and Mrs. Charles Kerr 

Oscar and Mary Klmmell 

Mr. and Mrs. George Lancaster 

Bob and Pat Lawson 

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Leach 

William Ledeker 

W.E. and Mazy Ledeker 

Peggy Paton 

Charles and Christine Linnen 

Joe and Alice McFall 

Dorothy Vore McGrew 

Wisconsin Electric Power Company 

Gerald and Sue McSpadden 

Steve and Marilyn McSpadden 

Allan and Geneva Maag 

Everett and Rosalie Malan 

Mike and Helen Marotta 

Rex and Ella Marsh 

Jim and Betty Martin 

Walt and Jane Mathiasmeier 

Dr. and Mrs. Ted Miller 

Dave and Karen Mills 

Malcolm and Mary Mills 

Otis and Terry Morrow 

Munson and Austin Insurance Company 

Neal and Anna Mae Paisley 

Don and Wilda Patterson 

Bill and Orvaleen Post 

Ray and Phyllis Potter 

Ron Pruitt 

Phil andLlnda Puntney 

Sid and Sharon Regnier 

Fred and Donna Rindt 

Violet Rinehart 

Elizabeth Royer-Pochel 

Eunice Schnitzer 

Bill and Joan Scott 

Bud and Mae Shelton 

Wanda Shepherd 

Dennis and Ruthie Shurtz 

Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Smith 

Dr. and Mrs. NewtonSmith 

Lois Snyder 

Roy and Maxine Soule 

Jim and Margaret Sowden 

Archer-Daniels-Midland Foundation 

Roger and Diane Sparks 

Martha Jo Springgate 

Audra Stark 

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Starr 

Florence Stephens 

Dennis and Joanna Stover 

Judge and Mrs. George Templar 

Bonnie Thorp 

Chuck Thoma 

F.L. and Arleen Thurman 

Rich and Nancy Tredway 

August and Gene Trollman 

Dennis and Charlotte Waldorf 

Harold and Mary Walker 

Caroline and Newman Warren 

Dr. Roger Warren 

Ward and Mabel Warren 

George and Betty Weakley 

Northwest Industries Foundation 

Margaret Wheeler 

Leanitta Whitehead 

Mary Wilson 

Earle and Bea Wright 



American Business Women's Association 

American Legion Auxiliary U It 18, Arkansas 


Arkansas City Kiwanis Club 

Arkansas City Music and Dramatics Club 

Beta SigmaPhi-Alpha Theta Chapter 

Boogaart's Bestyet Food Store 

Boogaart's Supply Incorporated 

Caldwell VFW Auxiliary 

Church of God in Christ, Wichita 

Circle K 

Citizens for Community Action 

College Education Association 

College Faculty Wives 

Copan High School 

Cowley County Extension Service 

Delta Kappa Gamma Society 

Dexter Community 

Stan Dyck 

Edith Dunbar 

First Baptist Church, Winfield 

First Christian Church, Atchlnson 


First Christian Church, Wellington 

First Congregational Church, Wayne, Mich. 

First Presbyterian Church, Winfield 

E.A. Funk Scholarship-Harold Lindbloom 

Cities Service 

Kaiserlauten American High School 

Kansas Grain and Feed Association 

Knights of Columbus 

Jean Lough 

Jolene Iverson-Jack Selan Scholarship 

Evelyn Garner 

Mrs. Joseph Groene 

Crabtree Family-Marjorie Rine and Betty 


Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hodkin 

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Ledeker 

La Familia 

Lions Club, Arkansas City 

Lions Club, Oxford 

Pat Mauzey 

Newton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary 

Rodeo Key Club 

Rotary Club, Arkans—* City 

Merle Tredway Famn/-Larry and Doris 


Kyle and Phyllis Tilson 

Udall Ladies Auxiliary 

Udall Farmers Union Co-op 

Udall Teachers Association 

Wellington Senior High School 

Wellington Rotary Club 

St. Luke's Hospital, Wellington 

Winfield Farm and City Organization 

Charlie White 

Mary Margaret Williams 

Office Education Scholarship (Vineyard 

Family, Chaplin Family, Mary Wilson, Binney 

and Smith Corporation, Gott Manufacturing 

Col, Albert Clemente, Mid-Continent Federal 

Savings and Loan Association. Kenneth 

Roberg, First National Bank, Winfield, Don 

Ehling, Barbour-Colllnson, F.G. Williams, 

Winfield Lions Club, Taylor and Bassford, 

Edward B. Stephenson, Gwen and Lu Nelson, 

Parman-Tanner-Soule and Jackson, First 

Community Federal Savings and Loan 

Association, General Electric Corporation) 

Matching Fund Companies 

Total Petroleum 

United Brands Foundation 

Santa Fe Industries Foundation 

General Electric Foundation 

Stauffer Communications Foundation 

Consolidated Coal Company 

IBM Foundation 

Cities Service Foundation 

The Pillsbury Company 

Wisconsin Electric Power Company 

Northwest Industries Foundation 

Exxon Education Foundation 

Atlantic Richfield Foundation 

Cessna Foundation 

New England Life Insurance Company 

Phillips Petroleum Foundation 

The Annual Report is published by the Office of 
Public Relations for alumni, students and frien- 
ds of Cowley County Community College. Ar- 
ticles published in the Annual Report may be 
reprinted without special permission. Copies of 
any republished material would be appeciated. 

Cowley boasts major 
impact on community 

When Cowley County Community 
College and Area Vocational- 
""echnical School opens its doors 
every day, it opens a $7,947,966 
business as well as an educational in- 

According to a study sponsored by 
the Kansas Council of Community 
College Presidents, the tangible, 
positive economic benefits that CCCC 
has on the local economy are 

Operation of the College is par- 
tially funded with the $2,082,538 it 
receives in tax dollrs, but when the 
total economic impact is considered, 
it is clear that for each dollar of local 
tax support received, CCCC returns 
approximately $4.30 to the economy 
of the county. That return is even 
greater when the total picture of the 
state is considered. For every dollar 
spent by the State in support of com- 
munity colleges, $13.60 is returned to 
the State's economy. 

Over half (58 percent) of the direct 
impact of the College on the county is 
attributed to the $2,563,000 spent by 
students about 25 percent ($972,140) 
to expenditures by the College and 
about 16 percent or $438,843 to ex- 
pend'tures by College employees. 

According to the report, "The 
Economic Impact of the Kansas Com- 
munity Colleges on the Counties and 
State of Kansas," a conservative 
estimate is that for every dollar of 
direct expenditures made into the 
economy of the county, a total 
business volume of $2.00 is generated 
through recycling. 

Local taxes account for about one- 
third of the total funding for CCCC. 
Two-thirds come from sources outside 
Cowley County and increase the 
spendable income of the county by 
nearly $8 million. 
CCCC-AVTS derives its money from 

five different sources. Thirty-five per- 
cent of the total funds are derived 
from State monies brought in to the 
county through State Aid. 

The second largest revenue source 
supplies about one-third of the total 
income for the institution and comes 
from Cowley County property taxes. 
Student tuition, $12 per credit hour, 
accounts for about 12 percent of the 
total income and payments from 
other counties for students who at- 
tend CCCC supply 10 percent of the 
College's income. Another 10 percent 
comes from a variety of sources in- 
cluding Financial Aid. 

In addition to the 79 full-time 
positions at the College, there are a 
number of people who are employed 
on a part-time basis for instructional 
work. The Continuing Education 
program alone employs 57 instructors 
who are not full-time College em- 
ployees. Those positions generate a 
total disposable income of $1,609,759 
which is available to College em- 

Since 1973, the College has con- 
structed six new buildings with a total 
value of nearly $6 million. This con- 
struction and the renovationa and 
remodeling of the buildings has been 
accomplished with a general 
obligation bond issue of $1,165,000, 
less than any school district in the 

Those construction projects make 
jobs for county workers. Although 
out-of-county firms sometimes 
receive the bids for these projects, 
local laborers become part of their 
work force and local architects design 
the structures. But the economic 
benefits don't stop here. The men 
who represent the out-of-county firms 
spend a considerable amount of 
money in the area for supplies, con- 
struction materials and subsistence. 


ames in frames 

The boring process of 
buying a group of numbers 
symbolozing your vehicle is 
out and now it's possible to 
spend more than twice the 
price to have a nickname, 
favorite saying, or whatever 
onthe tag of your car. 

According to an employee 
at the Topeka Tag Office, the 
tag department in each coun- 
ty is in charge of recording 
what an individual would like 
on their license tag. After 
making sure this is not vulgar 
and does exceed seven let- 
ters, each county sends this 
information to the Topeka 
Tag Office. 

A new tag series involving 
the purchasing of per- 
sonalized license plates for a 
five-year period was in- 
troduced in January. The ex- 
piration period began in 1985 
and will expire in 1990. The 
series requires a tag on front 

and on the back of the 
automobile with a cost of 
$40.50. The past figures 
showed 68,000 personalized 
tags in Kansas and the new 
figurs have more than 
doubled after the new series 
change. Eighty-eight counties 
in Kansas have changed to 
this series which also saw a 
few former customers are 
going back to the regular 
'digit' tag. 

The actual license plates 
for all of Kansas' 105 counties 
are made at Center In- 
dustries, Wichita, Ks. 

"We make all of the license 
plates that are legally 
registered in the State of 
Kansas," said Sandy Medley, 
office personnel and public 
relations manager of the 
Wichita Company. "The num- 
ber of personalized tags we 
have has definitely increased 
in the last few years." 

by Brian Howell 

Teresa Reeves-Dexter 

Joan Renek-Winfield 

Scott Renshaw-Winfield 

Merrie Pat Reynolds-Winfield 


Oneita Richardson-Arkansas City 

I Kris Roberts-Arkansas City 

Stanton Ruggles-Arkansas City 

Whether it's a Freudian slip of 
le tongue or a social faux pas, 
embarrassing moments are 
moments that will be remem- 
bered even when you want to 

For Jean Kistler, Udall 
sophomore, forgetting became 
an embarrassing moment. 

"I was directing the children's 
choir in a program of songs in 
December. When it was my turn 
to do a solo, I went blank," she 
said. "I couldn't even think how 
it started and had to step down 
and look at the music." 

Joey Wilson, Anderson, In., 
freshman, felt his face turning 
red one day when he was in 
high school. 

"I was against my locker 
'coolin' out' when I looked to my 


it really happen ■ ■ 

left and saw three pretty girls 
and a guy looking and smiling at 
me. I thought they wanted to 
go out with me or something," 
he said. "I was all smiles. As 
they walked away, the guy stop- 
ped and he whispered in my 
ear, 'Your pants are undone.' " 

For some students, not being 
observant results in em- 
barrassing moments. 

"I walked to the house of a 
friend who was pregnant and I 
couldn't tell she had already had 
the baby, i asked her when she 
was going to have it," said 
Vickie Pennington, freshman. 

Had freshman Kathy Cole 
been more observant she could 
have avoided walking in on a 
man in the bathroom, and Scott 
Renshaw, freshman, might not 

have gotten lost in Amsterdam, 

But sometimes embarrassing 
moments just happen and 
there's nothing that can be done 
about them. Like the time 
sophomore Rick Beherens' 
parents came to visit at his new 

"My joke-infested roommates 
had riddled the walls of my 
room with obscene material. I 
hadn't stepped foot into my 
room until I opened the door for 
Mom and Dad. I turned on the 
lights and we were stared down 
upon by a 25" X 60" poster. 
Needless to say, good ol' Mom 
and Dad reacted appropriately 
and they wanted me out of 
there," Beherens said. 

by Debbie Call 

Kristi Salisbury-Arkansas City 

Vicki Sanchez-Derby 

Stacey Sawyer-Eureka 

Jane Schnackenberg-Arkansas City 

Debra L. Scott-Oxford 

Mike Seidel-Arkansas City 

David Snook-Arkansas City 
Carl Shultz-Winfield 
Chuck Sigler-Burdick 
Larry Simpson-Belle Plaine 
Jo Smith-Newkirk, Okla. 
Denah Spangler-Arkansas City 

Kris Sparks-Topeka 

Lisa Spoon-Winfield 

Stephen Sprowls-Arkansas City 

David Stanley-Arkansas City 

Shari Stansbarger-Arkansas City 

Tammy Staton-Caldwell 

Karen Steiner-Milan 
Mike Steiner-Winf ield 
Kevin Stevens-Arkansas City 
Sandra Stewart-Winfield 

Benay Sutphin- Valley Center 
Scott Sweetwood-Arkansas City 
Jodie Tasior-Arkansas City 
Joe Tasior-Arkansas City 
Pam Terry-Wellington 
Kelle Tharp-Arkansas City 
Michelle Tharp-Udall 

Teresa Thielen-Arkansas City 
Dawn Thomas-Wichita 
Matthew Thomas-Arkansas City 
Barbara Tipton-Arkansas City 
Carina Traister-Arkansas City 
John Utt-Winfield 
Alex Valdez-Arkansas City 

SPIRIT SPOUTERS-The StudentSection cheered 
on the Tigers during second semester. A con- 
stantly growing organization, students like 
Chuck Slgler, Lisa Austin, Vlcki Sanchez, 
Toneko Kayzer, Becky Puetz and Bettina Heinz, 
painted their faces and got rowdy to show sup- 
port for the Tiger basketball teams. 

Jeff Vaughn-Arkansas City 
Donna Voegele-Arkansas City 
Julie Von Bon-Udall 

Cinda Wadleigh-Winfield 
John Walker-Arkansas City 
Tina Wampler-Arkansas City 

Collette Wenrich-Wichita 
Kim Westbrook-Arkansas City 
Sharon Westhoff-Arkansas City 

C owley fashions red belt 

Wampler has earned a 
red belt in karate. She studies the 
"Korean" style and her ability in the 
sport may lead to tryouts for the 
Olympic team. 

Wampler, a native Ark Citian, got 
her start in karate three years ago at 
the city's Recreation Center. 

"One of my girl friends was in 
class," she said, "and she was real 
excited about it so I thought I'd join to 
see what it was all about." 

She takes lessons from Primo 
Venegas who has his own instructor 
from Wichita and sometimes she, too, 
gets to work with Joon Y Kim. 

Classes at the Recreation Center 
consist of about 30 students and ap- 
parently age doesn't matter. About 
half of the students are over 18 and 
Wampler says she knows of at least 
one senior citizen who is involved in 

the sport. 

"There's one lady in Ponca City who 
is 67 and she breaks boards and stuff. 
Age really isn't a factor in karate," 
she said. 

According to Wampler, there are 1 1 
belts and each denotes a different 
level of skill. Each level consists of 
different forms with different 
movements. The beginning belt is 
white and to earn it students must 
learn basic kicks, blocks and forms. In 
the beginning of training a lot of 
stretching is involved. 

The belts that follow are white with 
a gold stripe, gold, gold with a green 
stripe, green, green with a blue 
stripe, blue, red, red with two black 
stripes, red with one black stripe and 

As a red belt, Tina is learning jump 
kicks. She is able to break two boards 

by using a side kick or a round house 
kick. Surprisingly, strength is not a 
factor in breaking boards. 

"It takes lots of concentration. One 
must focus the mind on the center of 
the board. The center is very im- 
portant," she said. 

Wampler will be able to first test 
for her black belt in April. 

"It usually takes three to five years 
to earn this honor," she said. "We are 
judged by four Korean judges who 
are brothers of Joon Y Kim. For the 
test I must write a theme on what 
karate means to me. I must know all 
of the forms and be judged on most of 
the kicks. I'll probably have to break 
a board with the one-hand technique. 
We have to pass with a 70 percent ac- 
curacy and are judged on balance, 
coordination, eye contact, posture, 
speed and power. It takes a lot of self 

GO FOR THE BLACK-On her way to an Olympic 
tryout. Freshman Tina Wampler has already 
earned a red belt for her Karate efforts. Wam- 
pler attends about 30 matches a year in Kansas 
and Oklahoma. Her first place win in the 
National Karate Olympics this year enables her 
to earn a spot to tryout for the Olympics or at- 
tend the games. 

Joy Wheeler-Arkansas City 
Susan White-lola 
Monlko Williams-Arkansas City 
Dennis Willis-Udall 

Joey Wilson- Anderson, Ind. 
Mike Wilson-Winfield 
Beth Woodson- Derby 
Chris Yeager-Arkansas City 

discipline and hard work to get a 
black belt." 

In the three years Wampler has 
been studying Karate she has won 19 
trophies. Recently, she placed first at 
the National Karate Olympics. This 
tournament brought her the chance to 
either watch the 1988 Olympics or try 
out for the team. In order to make the 
tryouts, she must participate in a 
number of additional tournaments 
where Olympic scouts will be wat- 
ching her. Wampler is in about 30 
tournaments a year in Oklahoma and 
Kansas. She also gives demon- 
strations and exhibitions like the one 
performed at halftime of the Cowley- 
Neosho basketball game on Feb. 2. 

In addition to being a student, 
Wampler is also a karate instructor. 
She has taught beginning classes at 
the Recreation Center since she was a 
blue belt and some of her students 
are as young as six. 

"Sometimes teaching can be the 
real challenge," she said, "because 
the young students are a little short 
on concentration and coordination. 
That's what karate teaches best, 
though. It develops self-confidence, 
physical fitness, coordination and 

Wampler puts in three to four hours 
of practice daily and admits that 
sometimes she tires of all the work. 
For her, karate has nearly become a 
way of life. 

"I attend classes Monday and Wed- 
nesday in Arkansas City, Tuesday and 
Thursday in Ponca City and Monday, 
Wednesday and Friday in Blackwell, it 
takes a lot of time and sometimes I 
get a little tired of it but I just keep at 
it because I know the payoff is worth 
it," she said. 

Part of the payoff is that Wampler 
knows she is learning life skills. Her 
mother offers her a lot of support 

because of the self defense she is 
learning and Wampler sees that 
karate may have a place in her career 

"I plan to stay in karate for as long 
as I can. I will probably end up 
teaching somewhere as a hobby or to 
earn extra money," she said. 
"Hopefully, I can get a softball 
scholarship at Oklahoma State 
University after I leave Cowley. I'd 
like to major in physical education or 
business and become a recreation 
director on a cruise ship and karate 
could have a place there. At any rate, 
I'll not quit karate as soon as I get the 
black belt. To me, the black belt is 
just the start of the learning ahead." 

by Sandy Wood 

Robert Boggs-Auto Mechanics 
Robert Brennaman-Business 
Elaine Brown-English 
Phil Buecftner Mathematics 
Debbie Davis-Health/Recruiting 
Stan Dyck-Social Sciences 
Linda Hargrove-Adm. Dir. 

Elvin Hatf ield-Police Science 
Norman Hearn-Related Science 
Carol Hobaugh-Moudlln-SociSci. 
Don Hughes-Electronics 
Doug Hunter-Art 
Joe Isaacson- Accounting /Econ 
Jay Jackson-Dorm Manager 

Conrad Jimison-Con. Ed. Coord- 
Kenneth Judd-Vocal Music 
Bob Lawson-Soc. Nat. Sci. Chair. 
Melba Maechtlen-Piano 
Everett Malan-Draft./Tech. Chair. 
Betty Martin- 

Dir., Learning Res. Center 
Jim Martin-Related Information 

eaching still first love 

years of teaching, 
son still likes what she 

"When the students leave 
school and find a job, the em- 
ployers are satisfied with their 
work. It's a reward for me to see 
the students succeed after they 
leave school," she said. 

She has had plenty of op- 
portunity to see their successes, 
too. A Winfield ative, Wilson 
has taught in the Cowley 
Business Department for 30 
years and before that for six 
years in Stafford, Kans. She has 
also been the adviser of Phi Beta 
Lambda since 1962 and she has 
seen members of that 
organization receive top awards 
in state and national com- 

petition every year. 

"We win awards each year on 
the state level," Wilson 
said, "and we've won twice on 
the national level." 

Most recently, six PBL mem- 
bers brought home nine top 
awards from the state leader- 
ship conference held in 

After a 30-year stay here, 
Cowley is more than a place to 
work for Wilson. She cares 
about the institution and she 
likes it, too. 

She likes to teach on the 
college level and she also likes 
the casual atmosphere and 
small classes which allow her to 
give the individual attention she 
thinks is needed. The faculty 
and administration and the up- 

to-date equipment are also plus 
points for her. But the thing she 
likes most is teaching the 
students, although she admits 
she demands a lot from them. 

"I feel like I work the students 
pretty hard but they seem to ap- 
preciate it," she said. "The 
probably appreciate it far more 
after they get out than while 
they are here but for the most 
part the students are a good 
group to work with." 

Wilson, and her Office 
Fducation Advisory Committee, 
have even raised $8,675 for of- 
fice education scholarships. Two 
$250 scholarships are presented 
per year from the interest the 
money makes so that the 
scholarship program can be an 
on-going one. 


REFLECTiNG-Mary Wilton, office education in- 
structor here for 30 years has more than 
enough memories of Cowley and itsstudents to 
last a lifetime. After a total of 36 years of 
teaching, Wilson says she still likes that special 
feeling she gets when one of her former 
students is successful in the business world. 
(Photo by David Shook) 

"Two members of the com- 
mittee (F.G. Williams an ac- 
countant at Binney and Smith 
and Kenneth Roberg, then a 
controller at Peabody Gordon 
and Piatt) took time off from 
their jobs and went out to raise 
the pledges for the scholar- 
ships," Wilson said. "I just think 
it's really neat that they would 
take time off to do that for the 

Teaching is obviously im- 
portant to Wilson, but it isn't her 
whole life. She enjoys a number 
of different hobbies, especially 
listening to music and traveling. 

"I like to travel and meet dif- 
ferent nationalities," she said. 
"I've been to Europe, Hawaii, 
Korea, Russia, Alaska and 
Canada. During Christmas 
break last year, I got to visit the 
Holy Land." 

by She/ley Gashwazra 

Walt Matthiasmeier-Asst. Dean Inst. 
Pat Mauzey-Cosmetology 
Ron Pruitt-English/Journalism 
Linda Puntney-Dir. of Public Rel. 

Larry Schwinti- Agriculture 
W.S.Scott-Dir. of Guidance 
Forest Smith-Counselor 
Larry Swaim-Computer Specialist 

Richard Tredway-Agri-business 
Chris Vollweider-Learning Skills Lab. 
Michael Watters-Chemistry 
Margaret Wheeler-Hum. Chair. 

Phil Whitney-Instrumental Music 
Mary Williams-Lifetime Learning 
Mary Wilson-Office Education 
Sharon Yarbrough-Drama 
and Speech 

GONG-The six fudges for the 
Focus on Cowley Week Gong 
Show included faculty, staff and 
students Virgil Watson, Barbara 
Tipton, Wanda Shepherd and Phil 
Whitney. (Photo by Dorinda 

atson + .students = true love 

"Hey, Virgil, would you do me 
a favor?" 

You would hear this phrase a 
lot if you were to spend a day in 
Virgil Watson's office. Watson is 
always willing to help students, 
whether it's lending someone $5 
or loaning them his car. 

"I like you," is Watson's reply, 
and apparently, he really means 

Watson's genuine concern for 
people started long before he 
came to Cowley in 1981 after the 
closing of Rodeo Meats. 

Being Student Life Director is 
challenging. As director, Wat- 
son has to supervise the student 
center, student housing, the 
bookstore and all student life. 

He works directly with the 
students, organizes the student 
activities, and conducts regular 
inspections. He also responds to 
the students' requests for 
housing, and develops the 
procedures for checking in and 
out for the students and visitors. 

"I work from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
and whenever they call me 
back. If they call me back at 2 
a.m., I can't say I'm off duty,' 
I've got to come back here," said 

Watson has been the student 
life director for three years. 

"Dr. Nelson asked me to come 
to Cowley County because he 
felt I would be an asset to the 
students," Watson said. 

From what others have to say 
about him, Watson is definitely 

an asset. 

"He's a unique guy. I call him 
'The Politian' because he has 
words and ways to debate out 
situations," said dorm manager 
Pam Mattingly. "He's caring, un- 
derstanding and a gentleman. 
The students feel he has wisdom 
and he's reliable to help them." 

Bob Juden, recreation super- 
visor shares with Mattingly 
some of those feelings. 

"He is super. No one in my life 
knows as much about human 
psychology. It scares me," said 
Juden. "He treats people really 

Watson's student worker, 
Karen Patrick also agrees with 

"He's easy to get along with. 
He's the type of person that you 
do a favor for him, he does one 
for you." 

The feeling is mutual with 
sophomore Julie Bowles. "He's 
like the Master of all 
Negotiations of the World. He's 
shy, unique, hilarious, loves 
people, and is a very caring in- 

Again and again Watson 
thinks the students are great. 

"The kids are super. They are 
the greatest in the nation, 
maybe the world. They are 
respectful to the rights of 
others," said Watson. "They're 
law-abiding citizens and the 
leaders of tomorrow." 

Watson has even held elected 
office. As a city commissioner 

he was named the first black 
mayor of Arkansas City. 

"A black man as a mayor was 
never done before. I was like a 
pioneer." said Watson. 

He also remembers when 
being a pioneer was more than 
a little difficult. 

"I played football when there 
was segregation and I had to 
wait until everyone else was 
through eating before I could 
eat. It's something you have to 
go through to realize how it 
was," said Watson. "During the 
game we would hug each other 
over victories and cry together 
over defeats. But when it came 
time to eating I had to wait 
because I was black." 

Watson learned a lesson from 
that experience. He vowed 
never to hurt people. 

"Words can hurt. 'Sticks and 
stones will break my bones but 
words will never hurt me.' That's 
just not true. Words leave a 
scar," said Watson. "I've lear- 
ned never to hurt people but to 
help understand people and 
make lives better." 

Watson says his own life was 
made better by his football 
coach, Chuck Nickleson. 

"He was the most influential 
person in my life. He showed 
kindness towards me and cared 
for me. I see myself in him," 
said Watson. "I try to give others 
what he gave me." 

by Rick Nichols 

MUTUAL ADMIRATION-Students like Colette 
Winrich are quick to boast Virgil Watson's fine 
points and Watson is even quicker to return the 
compliment. Watson has been the Director or 
Student Life at the college for three years and 
says one of the highlights of the job is working 
with the students. (Photo by David Shook) 

Debbie Bridges-Receptionist 
Pat Brown-Soc. Sci. Secretary 

Phil Campbell-Buildings and Grounds 
Mike Crow-Buildings and Grounds 

Terry Eaton-ESL Instructor 

Danny Fisk-Buildings and Grounds 

Joycelyn Goff-Bookkeeper 

Ed Hargrove-Adm. Ass't., Financial Aid 

Jerry Hewitt-Buildings and Grounds 

Alice Hobus-Hum. Secretary 

Joyce Holloway-lnst. Secretary 
Jane Judd-Librarian 
Bob Juden-Recreation Dir. 
Pat Lawson-Fin. Aid Secretary 
mogene Leach-Sec. to Dean of Instruction 
Ben Leclair-Buildings and Grounds 

Carriasco McGilbra-Medio Tech. 

Pam Mattingly-Dorm Manager 

Sue Morris-Sec. to Ass't. Dean of Instruction 

Lu Nelson-Endowment Assoc. Sec. 

Joyce Oestman-lndust. Tech. Sec. 

Libby Palmer-Secretary to the President 

Peggy Paton-Athletics Secretary 
Ron Ryer-Rec. Building Supervisor 
Raymond Schartz-Buildings and Grounds 
Wanda Shepherd-Purchasing Clerk 
Terri Sparks-Guidance Dept. Sec. 
Virgil Watson-Director of Student Life 


hat a little orange 


Noisy. Enthusiastic. Irreverent. 
Rowdy. That's how this year's student 
section supports the Tigers and ac- 
cording to Ed Hall, 6'4" freshman, you 
just can't get too much of a good 

"The support-the cheering in- 
fluence the players and the game a 
great deal. I don't think it's ever 
strong enough," Hall said. "I'd like it 
to be even stronger." 

Hall knows that building spirit 
among students is heavily influenced 
by who ends up on the winner's side 
of the score board. 

"Naturally, it (spirit) depends on 
the success of the team. The more 
you win, the more support you get." 

But student support isn't totally 
dependent on winning, especially for 
students like Jodie Buechner who try 
to attend most games. 

"I always go to the home games 
because they are really exciting, but 
the out of town games are usually 
during the week and too far away," 
Buechner said. "I cheer, too. It 
makes the game more fun, especially 
when you know the players." 

Cheering doesn't necessarily mean 
following the cheerleaders. For 
sophomore Debbie Brown, cheering 
can be an individual thing. 

"I go quite often to the games. I 
really enjoy them. I don't always 
respond to the cheerleaders but I 
scream and yell," she said. 

Students who don't respond are a 
concern for head cheerleader Debbie 

"We need a lot more support," she 
said. "Cheering isn't for us, it's for the 
teams. The problem is that the 
students can't respond to us because 
we are far across the court." 

I 1 } s i 


Helkes yells for the Lady 
Tigers during their gam* 
against Coffeyvllle. Helkes 
joined tho others in the 
student section in having his 
face painted a patriotic 
orange and black. Student 
support for both the men's and 
women's teams Improved 
markedly after the Jan. 19 
game when a Student Section 
was formed. 

David Shook) 


SPIRIT CLAP-Enthusiastic fans 
In th* crowded Tig*r's D«n 
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Wanda Shepherd, cheerleading 
sponsor, is aware of the problem of 
distance between the cheerleaders 
and the students but she is also op- 
timistic that the cheerleaders have 
won encouragement during the last 
games when the response grew 
noticably stronger. The turning point 
was the Jan. 19 game against John- 
son County. 

"The game against Johnson 
changed everything," Shepherd said. 
"It was just great. The student section 
was filled and kazoos and tam- 
bourines were handed out. I like to 
see the students sit together because 
the effect is much stronger. Besides, 
the kids have more fun." 

Freshman Chuck Sigler, an 
organizer of the student section, 
estimates that the section has in- 
creased by 80 percent since the John- 
son County game, but students still 
see there is room for improvement. 

"Some of the students are very high 
spirited and others watch intently but 
don't cheer," Buechner said. "There 
isn't much in between. There are a 
few faithful people who come to the 
games but the rest don't. I hate 

Freshman Kris Roberts agrees with 
Buechner and wishes all students 
would attend the games and cheer. 

"The players stay the same, 

whether Ihey lose or win and they 
need support all the way through. 
Sometimes the cheering nearly stops 
if the other team starts pulling ahead. 
This is the moment when it should 
continue or get stronger," Roberts 

Shepherd saw the support for the 
men's team improve after the Jan. 19 
game even though the number of 
cheerleaders had been reduced to 
five at the beginning of second 

"More important than the number 
of cheerleaders is the success of the 
team. The support started getting 
stronger and stronger as soon as we 
started winning more games," she 

For Ron Murphree, head men's 
basketball coach, that is exactly the 

"People do not like to associate 
with a losing program. This is not only 
true for our team and our college or 
Ark City, but of every sport 
throughout the country. I'd love to see 
more student participation. That's 
what is important in college sports. 
The student participation is the ex- 
pression of the spirit and the spirit 
only makes sports exciting. It's what 
sports is all about." 

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When the final buzzer sounded in 
Coffeyville Feb. 23, it marked the end 
of another year of CCCC men's 

But this was no ordinary year. For 
head coach Ron Murphree, in his first 
year at the Cowley helm, and the 
seven remaining members of the 
Tiger squad, it had been a year of 

Finishing with a 9-18 season, the 
Tigers saw another four games that 
were lost by four points or less. Still 
others were lost in the last minutes of 
hard-fought games. But for Mur- 
phree, the toughest part of the 
season was losing players for reasons 
unrelated to basketball. 

"It was tough not knowing on a 
day-to-day basis who we were going 
to have," he said. "At the end of first 
semester we had 10 players, shortly 

after we came back from break we 
only suited up seven because we had 
lost the others to grades and personal 

Two losses to Neosho County, a 
team both Murphree and assistant 
coach Jay Jackson believed they 
could beat, were especially difficult 
for the team, but there were bright 
spots to the year, too. For Murphree, 
the brightest moment was one which 
marked a turning point for the squad. 

"Perhaps the highlight of the year 
was during the Jayhawk Tournament 
when we came back to win the con- 
solation bracket," Murphree said. 

That moment may have been a tur- 
ning point for the squad and it led to 
another of the season's bright points 
when the Tigers won four out of five 
games and had a three-game winning 
streak at the end of the season. Ac- 

cording to Murphree, the squad was 
fighting for a play-off spot and the 
wins over Coffeyville and Johnson 
County created a lot of excitement. 

What caused the turn-around? 

"The season's turn-around can be 
attributed to hard work on the part of 
ail the players, experience, maturity, 
and gaining confidence when we star- 
ted winning," Murphree said. 

The hard work came through daily 
long, tough practices where Mur- 
phree and Jackson constantly looked 
for ways to improve the team. As the 
season progressed, the team played 
better and matured. 

"Without a doubt the team 
matured," Murphree said. "You can't 
compete in the Jayhawk Conference 
without having maturity. It's a tough 
league and the team matured on and 
off the floor, in the classroom and 

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According to Murphree the team's 
principle leaders were Greg Heikes, 
Henry Gueary and Jim Pellock but he 
also cited Mario Martin, Delbert 
Black, Gueary and William Ingram as 
season standouts. 

"You can't be a good athlete 
without some form of leadership so 
all of them were leaders," Murphree 
said. "Greg Heikes was, by far, the 
most inspirational player." 

Both Murphree and Jackson agreed 
on the performance of the team 
throughout the season. 

"We played pretty much in spurts. 
We started playing well at the end of 
the year and I saw lots of im- 
provement," Jackson said. "I thought 
Gueary did a real good job for us, 
especially since he didn't play any 
high school ball." 

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The Ladies basketball season en- 
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saw the Tigers drop the Conference 
championship for the first time since 
it was formed eight years ago. But as 
a whole, the season was one of op- 
timism and progress. 

"This year was rewarding. We star- 
ted with a lot of new people to the 
team and they grew as individuals 
and as a group," said Linda Hargrove, 
head coach. "This year's team im- 
proved more from the beginning to 
the end than any other team that I 
have ever coached." 

The Tiger's assistant coaches, Deb- 
bie Davis and Pam Mattingly, con- 
stantly lended support and leadership 
to the team and Coach Hargrove in 
the two-hour daily practices and 
game play. 

Among the players to advance 
were Lucille Carson who was named 
First Team All Region VI. She broke 
the single scoring record and was 
chosen as one of the top five players 
in the state. 

A loss of players both plagued the 
team and brought them together as a 
unit. "We played the second half of 
the season with only seven players 
left," said Hargrove. "But, in many 
respects, we did some of our best 

playing at that time. The girls knew 
they were essential to the game and 
that they just couldn't let down 
because we didn't have the bench to 
send in for them." 

The remaining seven included 
Toneka Kayzer, Jo Smith, Lucille Car- 
son, Lavonna Jacobs, Becky Puetz, 
Patty O'Hair and Kris Sparks. 

Hargrove felt two of the most im- 
portant games were played out ot 

"At Butler County we played ex- 
cellent and won 90-70," Hargrove 
said. "Another close game was again- 
st Johnson County. We trailed by one 
point and with 11 seconds left we 
stole an advanced pass and won the 
game by one point." 

The Tigers will lose Lucille Carson 
and Patty O'Hair for the 1985-86 
season, but will return for the 1985-86 
season with a chance to regain the 
Conference title. 

"I am optimistic for next year. Most 
of the players will be returning from 
this year and our recruiting looks 
good this year," said Hargrove. "We 
won the Conference title for the first 
seven years and we want to tie a 
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Lucille Carson has made her mark! 
on the women's basketball team. 
Only the fourth lady Tiger to make 
more than 400 points for the season, 
she has been nominated for Kodak 
All-American, All-Region VI and All- 

With 12 brothers who were always 
ready for a game, it was predictable 
that Carson would end up as a 
passionate basketball player. 

"I guess it was inevitable that I 
liked the sport as I had so much ex- 
posure to it," she said. "It seemed 
like they'd always have a game 
going. I was younger. I always got to 
play, but never received the ball. My 
satisfaction would come when I could; 1 
be totally involved in the game." 

Her parents have also been an in- 
spiration for her. 

"I think I have enough of their 



scoring high 

notivational talks to keep me going 
or two lifetimes," she said. 

Carson, 19, grew up in Peabody, 
Cs., and graduated there. Last year 
he attended WSU, where she played 
>asketball and ran track. 

Since she came to Cowley, she en- 
oys playing basketball even more. 

"There's a different attitude towar- 
Js basketball here at Cowley. When I 
vas on the WSU team, it seemed like 
winning was the last thing on their 
ninds, as long as they were playing," 
ihe said. "Linda Hargrove is a great 
:oach, too. She knows all our talents, 
what we are capable of and who to 
>ut in at the right time." 

Carson, a nursing major, will 
jraduate from Cowley this semester. 
: or the summer, she plans to enroll in 
in algebra class at WSU or Friends 

"I usually play a lot of basketball in 
the summer. Only the summer before 
I came to Cowley I had a stress frac- 
ture in both shins, so I couldn't play 
any ball or run," Carson said. 

The lack of summer practice in- 
fluenced Carson's game. 

"Scoring is usually my best asset to 
the game, but as I had no practice this 
summer I wasn't as good at scoring 
this season," she said. "I started on a 
good note, but mid-season I went into 
a depression and didn't play as good 
as before because of my injury. Now 
it's healing, with the help of tape and 
arch supports and it's about time," 
Carson said. 

In her leisure time, Carson likes to 
play chess or listen to a variety of 
music, and she enjoys going fishing 
with friends." She likes to run track 
and placed first in her division in the 
Arkalalah Run. 

"Basically, I'm an introvert with a 
few sporadic moments," she charac- 
terized herself. "I'm eager to learn, 
no matter what it is as long as it is 

Keeping up a bit of tension and ex- 
citement in life is important for Car- 
son. "There are a lot of things I want 
to accomplish, but it seems when I ex- 
press my ideas openly with anyone, it 
takes the excitement out of 

Carson has definite plans for her 

"My goal is to concentrate on my 
major. I also want to keep playing 
basketball, but my education is more 
important. I see competition in the 
classroom as well as on the court." 

Linda Hargrove, women's basket- 
ball coach, is impressed with Carson's 

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Kodak's All American team for efforts. 
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"From the very beginning she has 
been a very hard worker. Everything 
we do in practice, she does to her 
maximum ability. She works ex- 
tremely hard," Hargrove said. 

"She has developed from a good, 
but a bit of an individual player, to a 
very, very good team player. She's 
very much a team leader on the team 
as she is a little bit older and more 
mature," Hargrove said. "Lucille has 
definite goals in mind and she works 
hard to achieve these goals." 

Scoring is Carson's strong side. 

"She's the leading scorer on the 
team and averages 18 points per 
game. She has an excellent jumpshot 
and she has improved her defense a 
great deal," Hargrove said. 

"There's no question that Lucille 
will be improving more and more," 
Hargrove said. "Right now she has 
been considered a sophomore, 
because she has spent one year at 
WSU. We're working on a hardship 
ruling for her freshman year at WSU. 
She played very limited time there so 
there is a possibility that they will not 
count that year as a full year of 
eligibility. If we succeed, she would 
have three more years of college 
eligibilty left." 

Hargrove's admiration of Carson 
doesn't stop on the playing floor. 

"In addition to her athletic talents, 
Lucille is a very hard worker in the 
classroom," Hargrove said. "I think 
that she has not only athletic but 
career goals she's striving for. And 
the way she works in the classroom 
and on the court, she should ac- 
complish her goals." 

by Bettina Heinz 



Nobody knows better than Linda 
Neal that advertising sells. 

Neal, the advertising manager of 
the Arkansas City Traveler for the last 
three years, got her start in ad- 
vertising in 1971 when she began 
working at the Wichita EAGLE AND 
BEACON. As promotions clerk for the 
news, advertising and circulation 
departments, she helped stuff en- 
velopes, desiyn house ads and ran 
material on a small press for in-house 

"I wasn't really in the advertising 
department but I did see a lot of ad- 
vertising layouts being done. I have a 
tendency toward an art background 
and that was interesting. In the 
promotions department I didn't stay 
within one department, I worked with 
a lot of people in a lot of other depart- 
ments and that helped me get an 
overall view of the newspaper 

That first glimpse into the world of 
newspaper advertising was enough 
to convince her it was a career worth 

"I learned the terminology of 
newspapers and I was exposed to ad 

layout," she said. "I learned the 
benefits of advertising and that you 
can help everyone-the advertiser and 
the customer." 

After moving back to Ark City with 
her husband, she enrolled at Cowley 
County Community College in 1974 
and became the advertising manager 
of the CYCLE. 

"At that time I was THE advertising 
department," Neal said. "It was the 
first year the CYCLE showed a profit 
from advertising." 

Being the entire advertising depart- 
ment of theCYCLEhad its advantages. 
Neal sold, designed and pasted up 
the ads. Through her work at the 
college, she got to know the staff of 
the Traveler and in June of 1974 went 
to work as a receptionist in the 
classified advertising department. 
She was promoted to sales represen- 
tative and finally advertising 

Although she has worked her way 
up, she hasn't stopped working. As 
advertising manager she puts in 40-50 
hours a week and she intends to im- 
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whatever it takes to get the job done. 
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counts I call on in addition to the 
responsibilities of being the ad 

She handles advertising 
promotions, trains employees in her 
department and writes a weekly 
column called "Town Talk" for the 
TRAVELER'S business page. 

"It (the business page) provides a 
service we couldn't offer before and 

covers new businesses, new em- 
ployees, sales and area business 

Although her job is demanding, 
Neal finds time to spend with her 
family and with her other interests. 
She is an officer in the Soroptimist 
Club and with her husband is a mem- 
ber of the Tumbleweeds Car Club and 
the First United Methodist Church. 


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The end of the year is here. 
Everyone has prepared for 
graduation, finals and summer. 
This issue deals with graduation, 
to kind of tie the year together. It 
features many of the graduating 
students who have contributed to 
campus activities in the past year. 

Our cover is humorous, and it 
was meant to be just that. The car- 
toon models display the funny 
qualities of Cowley students. We 
think every reader can identify 
with at least one or two of the 
stereotypes artist Martin Puntney 
has captured here. 

We designed this issue with the 
graduates in mind. We want it to 
revive memories, and to recon- 
struct their days at Cowley. We 
also wanted to honor retiring 
professional staff members 
because of their years of service to 
the college. In this issue we say 
goodbye to Margaret Wheeler, A. 
F. Buffo, and Everett Malan. We 
think it's appropriate to recognize 
their involvement in the in- 
stitution. After all this is an issue 
about involvement and by their 
example, they've pretty much said 
it all. 

Let this issue serve as a "good- 
bye, keep-it-as-a-memory issue." 
Let it serve also as a tribute to 
those who are leavinq us. 

by Chuck Sigler.Bettina Heinz 



They made it - the 158 
member class is the 62 to 
graduate from Cowley and 
they will carry with them 
the memories that they 
made at Cowley. 


Biology instructor Don 
Hastings keeps the depart- 
ment in shape and up to 
date, plus, a student's 
testimonial on Hastings as 
a teacher. 

Everett Malan, head 
of the Industrial 
Technology department 
for many years, retires. 

Baseball player Tim 
Liebold says baseball is 
his first love. He takes a 
close look at himself and 
his college baseball 


Shelley Gashwazra was 
selected as an All- 
American player as a 
freshman. Her consistent 
play and positive attitude 
make her a leader of this 
year's edition of the Lady 
Tiger softball team. 


Frank Brown, a netter 
for Cowley's tennis team 
credits his success to his 


Volume 1 , Number Three May, 1985 

Cowley County Community College 

Hobby makes money 

When Troy Wahlborg, 20 year-old 
data processing major, is told to stuff 
it, he takes it literally and kindly. 

Wahlborg has run his own 
business, Troy's Taxidermy, since the 
fall of 1983. He operates out of 
Wahlborg's Custom interiors and says 
he's gone into business both for the 
fun of working with his hobby and for 

"I've always been a hunter and a 
fisherman. We caught some big game 
fish and couldn't afford to get them 
mounted," Wahlborg said. 

His taxidermy may have started 
out as a way to preserve his catches, 
but now it has grown into a small 
business that helps him finance his 

"The business gives me some extra 
income that will help pay my way 
through school," Wahlborg said. 

He started by working on animals 
and then went to fish. He enjoys fish 

the most and paints them with an air 
brush like the ones used to do pin- 
striping on a car. 

"When you prepare fish, you don't 
have all the feathers to worry about," 
he said. 

When he first started, Wahlborg 
concentrated strictly on the piece he 
was working on, but now uses habitat 
settings for bases. 

"With habitat settings your fish are 
more attractive with driftwood and 
the many other realistic sceneries," 
he said. 

The whole process is a time con- 
suming one. First the fish is skinned 
and as much of the meat as possible 
is removed. 

"I soak it (the fish) in a preservative 
and a foam form is carved out and fit 
into the fish," he said. "It then has to 
be sewed back up and painted." 

by Susan White 


Some will laugh and some will cr: 
as they see their two-year stint a 
Cowley draw to an end today with th< 
Baccalaureate-Commencement exer 
cise in the Auitorium-Gymnasium. 

The 1 58 member class is the 62nd ti 
graduate from Cowley and like othe: 
classes before them, members wilj 
receive four different types oj 
diplomas: College Certificate, th<i 
Associate of Arts Degree, thtt 
Associate of Applied Science Degree, 
and the Associate of General Stud'l 
Degree. They will also be presentee 
with the college medallion, a memen', 
to presented only to those who gc 
through commencement exercises. 

Although this is not the largest 
class to graduate from Cowley, it i:l 
considerably different that the clas:; 
of nine that graduated in 1945. Wher 
the last diploma is awarded, tht 
College will be able to boast nearh 
6,000 alumni. 

While most colleges separate Bacj 
calaureate and Commencement 
Cowley combines them for the con 
venience of those attending. A: 
today's ceremony, the piano/orgar 
prelude will be performed by Melbc 
Maechtlan and Judy Ramsey. Tru 
College Choir will perform selectee 
numbers and Dr. Gwen Nelson will 
present the "Charge to the Class o! 

Following the presentation o 
diplomas, a reception will be held ir 
the concessions area of thfj 
Auditorium-Gymnasium to honor the 
retiring professional staff and thret 
retiring Board of Trustee members. 

Ten percent of the 62nd graduating 
class will be recognized as honoi 
students and will be entitled to weai 
the prestigious honor cords ir 




graduation honors students 

recognition of their outstanding 
academic achievements. 

For caps, gowns, and com- 
mencement programs, Cowley Coun- 
ty Community College will spend ap- 
proximately $3,367 for the students 
who graduate today. 

Although students used to have to 
pay a graduation fee, it is no longer 
required by the College. 

"Since the Class of '81 , we have 
discontinued our $10 graduation fee," 
W.S. Scott, director of guidance ser- 
vices, said. "We feel that the 
graduates qualify to graduate and 
that this is an appropriate expense 
for the College to pay." 

Scott said students in other colleges 
aren't as fortunate as Cowley studen- 
ts. Many community colleges in Kan- 
sas have graduation fees from $5 to 
$15 and four-year schools' graduation 
fees run from $5 to $45. 

Approximate figures on the com- 
mencement expenses include: 
graduates' caps and gown? $1,235; 
faculty caps and gowns-$265; 
diplomas-$300; medallions-$l ,1440; 
flowers-$72; programs -$275; and 

"I think it's appropriate that people 
are made aware of what the costs are 
in conducting a commencement 
ceremony," Scott said. "I would hope 
that the graduates appreciate the fact 
that there's no charge to them per- 

Graduaticn at Cowley has also 
become o time of recognition for 
some i nderclassmen. Freshman 
guides are selected to help the 
gradu jtes through the ceremony. 

"We try to chose people who know" 
the campus fairly well and have been 
pretty visible in activities during the 

year," Scott said. "They also need to 
have a fairly good knowledge of the 
graduates. This is important because 
they'll hlep direct the graduates 
during the ceremony." 

Faculty members will also take part 
in the ceremony. Tradition dictates 
they wear caps and gowns in- 
dicating their area of study as well as 
the college they graduated from. 

"It makes a rather colorful 
processional becausethey weary 

RED LETTER DAY-For the 158 
members of the Cowley class of 
1985, May 12 will bo a rod letter 
day they'll mark in orange. 

hoods from various schools they ear- 
ned their highest degree from. One 
color of their hood is worn over the 
robe and hangs down the back. The 
lining represents their major field of 
study. For example, gold represents 
science, white represents art and 
light blue represents education. They 
are on velvet and are quite at- 
tractive," Scott said. 



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Cowley Cheerleaders are a special 
breed. Being in charge of the spirit on 
campus takes a lot of time and effort 
and no one knows this better than 
head cheerleader Debbie Stewart. 

Stewart has the responsibility to set 
up practices, make posters, collect in- 
put on cheers, and act as a go- 
between for other squad members 
and sponsor Wanda Shepard. 

"Debbie did an excellent job, 
Shepard said. 

Stewart, too, thought things went 
well this year. 

"I think we did well as a team. We 
didn't have much experience, but 

overall, I feel we had a very good 
year. I'm going to miss it so much," 
said Stewart who graduates today. 

Being together so much, means 
that the cheerleaders must work well 
with each other. 

"I had so much fun working with 
the other girls," Stewart said. "The 
best part is that they are all eager 
learners and willing to put in the time 
and effor it takes." 

Merrie-Pat Reynolds, Sinda 
Wadleigh, Debbie Cales, and Kim 
Westbrook agree with Stewart. 

"The year was fun. I've never 
cheered before, and I didn't really 

know what it was like. If I wouldn't 
have cheered, I wouldn't have met as 
many people as I did," Wadleigh said. 

Meeting people and traveling was 
important for sophomore Kim West- 
brook, too. 

"I'm glad I got to cheer because I 
got to meet a lot of people. I think 
met 50 percent more people this year 
as a cheerleader than I did last year 
and I really like that. Being a< 
cheerleader forces you to be outgoing; 
and active and I guess I just like to be-: 
busy." I really wish we would have 
had football because I really like to 
cheer football. I enjoyed going to out 

of town games especially," said Kim 

The cheerleaders traveled to ap- 
proximately a dozen away games this 
year and would have gone to more 
had they not been hampered by the 
weather. The cost of supporting the 
teams and keeping the spirit high was 
handled by the College. In addition to 
the two new uniforms they were 
provided this year, the cheerleaders 
were provided transportation and 
meals when they traveled, but the 
principle contribution to attending 
away games was the investment in 
time and that was something the 
squad already knew about. 

"At first we practiced every mor- 
ning at 6:00," said Westbrook, that 
must have gone on for about three 
months. That's when I knew that 
being a cheerleader really takes 
dedication. During those practices, I'd 
say we averaged learning a cheer 
and two or three chants every mor- 

The early morning practices were 
necessary because schedules were 
busy as the day wore on and it was 
difficult to get everyone together. 
Sometimes the squad was clearly 
reminded that while they worked, 
others rested. 

"When the weather was nice we 
worked outside, but when it started 
getting colder we had to practice in 
the dorm. We had to be really quiet 
so we wouldn't wake everyone and 
sometimes it got to be pretty funny, " 
Westbrook said. 

All in all, the girls and Shepherd 
agree that the year was a success. 

"The year was excellent, but I wish 
we could have finished with more 
than five members," said Shepard. 

Stewart and Westbrook said their 
favorite aspect of cheering was doing 
routines and that's something they 
didn't get into until later in the year. 
One of their favorites was a pompon 
routine they did at the last home 
women's basketball game. 

"I only wish we could have done 
more," said Stewart, "but maybe they 
can do more next year." 

by Chuck Sigler 




For the Pompon squad, this was a 
year of firsts. 

At the beginning of the year, 
tryouts were held for the 12-member 
squad and following a three-minute 
original routine and learning a short 
on-the-spot routine, Dana Barton, 
Dianan Blatchford, Carla Clark, 
Christine Croft, Sindy Hines, Traci 
Lamasion, Lisa Olson, Natalie 
Vineyard, Susan White, Dorinda 
Jacobs, Shelinda Morris and Cheri 
Freiden were selected. 

By the end of first semester, the 
squad realized that being in good 
shape was essential if they were to 
perform well. 

"We had some trouble with that," 
Diana Blatchford said. "In fact, she 
(Pompon sponsor Aretha Paris) told 
us that we were out of shape, had 
gained too much weight and should 
watch partying. We're all on scholar- 
ship and have to keep in shape like 
any other athlete. But we're using a 
new program to exercise to and we're 
getting back in shape." 

The beginning of semester saw the 
squad losing Dorinda Jacobs, Cheri 
Freiden and Shelinda Morris. Those 
remaining were required to enroll in 

aerobics twice a week while con- 
tinuing their regular practices. 

By the end of basketball season the 
squad had new uniforms and presen- 
ted new routines and dances at the 
games. At one of the last game they 
spelled out "Tiger" with their pom- 

According to squad members, ad- 
ditional changes will be made next 

"It will be different. I know for a 
fact that there will be a weight 
requirement for making the squad. 
We really don't have the time to get 
people down on their weight," said 
Natalie Vineyard. "It looks a whole 
lot better when people are light on 
their feet while dancing." 

Somethings will remain the same 
on next year's squad and retaining 
present personnel should help the 
group get off to a good start. 

"Sindy Hines is the only sophomore 
who's not returning for sure," Wood 
said. "Tryouts will be May 10 and I'm 
sure we're going to have a strong and 
successful year." 

by Bettina Heinz 



The complex anatomy of the human 
body can drive you into despair, 
^especially when it is the subject of 
\ your next examination. 

But biology students at 
Cowley know that excellent 
equipment and a supportive 
teacher give them the best 
chance of enjoying even 
\the toughest assignments. 
^ \ They also know that the 

; instructor is available if 
Ithey need additional 
^help or they can refer 
I to the myriad of 
\instructional materials 
>*\he keeps on file in the 
\media center. 

For 14 years now, 
Don Hastings has 

been teaching biology, microbiology, 
human anatomy and physiology and 
related labs at Cowley. 

"I worked in chemical and 
engineering research and enjoyed my 
work, but I wanted to teach," 
Hastings said. 

Hastings' appreciation of teaching! 
is something he grew up with. 

"I come from a family of teachers. I 
thought I could try it and went back to j 
school to get the hours I needed to I 
teach. Since then, I've been here at j 

Things are a lot different in 
Hastings' area than they were when 
he arrived. 

"When I started, there wasn't too 
much equipment," Hastings said, "but 
now the equipment is sufficient and | 

WHICH BONE ?-Science instructor Don 
Hastings explains to Livinus Ezikeuzor 
and Vickie Ayers the bone structure of 
the human body. Hastings has been 
teaching biology for 14 years at 
Cowley. (Photo by David Shook) 

IT'S BIGGER THAN LIFE-Busily working 
on her science project, freshman 
Toneka Kayzer looks for the smaller 
species of life. Science instructor Don 
Hastings is proud of the equipment and 
facilities that equip the science depart- 
ment. As a matter of fact, Hastings 
thinks a four-year college would be 
proud of them, too. (Photo by Don 

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up to date. In fact, it is sufficient 
enough for a four year college. This is 
one reason why our classes are tran- 

Hastings credits the administration 
with the acquisition of materials. 

"The administration is always more 
than willing to provide the materials 
requested, whether it is glassware or 
microscopes or specimen. There is 
always new equipment coming out 
and new ways to present ideas," 
Hastings said. "I enjoy teaching the 
students who try to learn as much as 

It is well known that his classes 
mean hard work. He wants a lot, but 
he is ready to support anyone who 
needs help. 

"Mr. Hastings-mentor and in- 

spiration-demands the utmost from 
his students and gets it," said 
sophomore Vickie Ayers,. "Phar- 
macology turned nursing major, I 
have spent many, many hours in 
natural science departments both 
here and at other colleges." 

Those hours have given Ayers in- 
sight into what makes the difference. 

"There is something special here at 
Cowley, a personal touch, that is 
lacking at the larger universities. Mr. 
Hastings cares about each individual, 
struggling student and is always 
available for counseling, advice or 

For Ayers that personal touch has 
meant the difference between being 
frustrated and understanding the 

"His concern gives students the ex- 
tra incentive needed to succeed in his 
classes, which by their nature, are 
extremely demanding ones. I have 
taken biology and microbiology 

and I'm now strugglingwith anatomy 
and physiology. Mr. Hastings con- 
denses an overwhelming amount of 
material into lecture and structures 
labs to reinforce and expand," Ayers 

said. , ... 

by Bettma Heinz 


Education runs in his blood 

Spending time with investments, 
stamp collecting and fishing is not 
what A. F. Buffo is accustomed to 
doing, but with his retirement this 
year, he'll leave behind a trail of 
career acheivements and begin a new 

"I plan to stay in Arkansas City and 
do things I haven't had time to do 
before," said Buffo. "I plan to do a lot 
of traveling with my wife." 

Buffo, who is the Dean of In- 
struction at the College, submitted a 
letter of retirement to Dr. Gwen 
Nelson on Jan. 3. 

"I was mulling it over during the 
Christmas holidays in discussion with 
my family and decided now was the 
time to do it," he said. "Gwen (Dr. 
Nelson) was hoping that I would hold 
off until he retired." 

But even with family support 
deciding to retire was a difficult 
decision for Buffo. 

"It (retirement) is never done 
easily. Inthesecircles you meet dif- 
ferent students, you make con- 
nections and it is hard to do." said 

He and wife, Wilda, have been 
residents of Arkansas City since they 
moved here in 1947. They are mem- 
bers of the Catholic Church and have 
two grown children. 

Buffo is a graduate of Kansas State 
College in Pittsburg, with a Bachelor 
Science in 1944 and a Masters of 
Science in 1947. He also has earned 
additional credits at Wichita State 

University, the University of Michigan 
and Columbia University in New York 
City. He is also a veteran of the U. S. 

After graduation in 1947, Buffo 
began his career in eduacation as a 
teacher in the Arkansas City Junior 
High School, high School and the then 
junior College. From 1956-66 he was 
the Director of Industrial-Vocational 
Education at USD 470. In 1966, he was 
named Director of the Area 
Vocational-Technical School and the 
Dean of Occupational Education at 
Cowley County Community College. 
Finally, in 1971 he started his present 
position of Dean of Instruction and 
the Director of the AVTS. 

With his strong interest in 
vocational education he has served 
on the Board of Directors of the Kan- 
sas Vocational Association, the Kan- 
sas Association of Area Vocational- 
Technical Schools and the Kansas 
Council of Local Administrators. 

He was one of eight vocational 
education directors in the country to 
be selected as a consultant on the 
national presidential commission to 
study and recommend changes to the 
advisory committee responsible for 
developing the Vocational Eduacation 
Act in 1968. 

"I was appointed by president 
Johnson to serve on the commission," 
Buffo said. "It was a memorable oc- 
casion to be involved directly in this." 

His reputation makes him much in 
demand and currently he serves on a 

State North Central Association 
secondary school evaluation team, is 
a listed consultant with McManis 
Associates out of Washington D.C., 
and has also been in a group of eight 
Kansas educational leaders to 
provide consultation services for the 
governor. He served as chairman of 
two evaluation teams for the Kansas 
State Department of Education when 
the evaluated the Kansas City Area 
Vocation-Technical School, and the 
North Central Kansas Area 
Vocational-Technical School in Beloit. 

In addition, he has served on North 
Central Assocation accreditation 
teams which evaluated community 
colleges in North Dakota, Oklahoma, 
Kansas, Colorado, and Wisconsin. 

Of all his accomplishments he may 
be most proud of the major role he 
played in the founding of Cowley's 
Area Vocational-Technical School 
which began operating in 1967. 

"It went on schedule the way we 
hoped it would. They took all my 
recommendations and they 
materialized into a school," said Buf- 
fo. "We had the input on what kind of 
equipment and what kind of 
programs we wanted." 

He recalled a certain moment of 
difficulty he had in finding some of 
the equipment they had ordered. 

"We were trying to locate a trailer 
load of machine shop equipment we 
had ordered and it ended up in 
Arkansas City, Arkansas." 

In other areas of education, Buffo 

has been associated with the Kansas 
State Master Planning Commission's 
Man Power Committee, the 1968 In- 
stitute for Technical Educational 
Leadership Involvement and he ser- 
ved on the Kansas Council of Deans 
and Directors of Instruction. 

His contributions to education have 
not just been in an advisory capacity. 
He has contributed to journals and 
newpapers frequently including a 
1955 article he wrote for the Kansas 
Teacher magazine titled "Internship 
for Future Administrators." Buffo is 
also an inventor and in the mid '70s 
he copyrighted an automatic slide 

rule grade calculator for instructors. 

For his recognition and in- 
volvement, he was selected for the 
Community Leaders of America 
Award in 1974 and in 1975 he was 
elected to "Outstanding Educators of 

When he is not involved with 
Cowley he participates in the many 
clubs he belongs to. He is a counselor 
for the Boy Scouts of America, has 
been on the Board of Directors for the 
Chamber of Commerce for two years, 
the Rotary Club for four years and in 
1972 he served on the Board of the 
Sacred Heart Church. He has also 

been a member of the American 
Legions Boy's State Committee and a 
consultant to the Kansas State 
Association of Commerce and In- 
dustry in 1968. 

While Cowley County Community 
College and Kansas education in 
general may have a lot to thank Buffo 
for, Buffo returns the appreciation. In 
his letter announcing his intent to 
retire he wrote, "Thank you all so very 
much for having allowed me tobe of 
some service to the people of South 
Central Kansas for these many 

by Brian Howell 

"AND WHAT DO YOU THINK ?" A.F.Buffo and Dr. Nelson work over an 
administrators news letter. As Dean of Instruction, Buffo kept abreast of 

developments in education. 


Silent force leads industrial technology department 

Everett Malan has been called the 
silent force behind the Industrial 
Technology Department for as many 
years as the department has existed. 

He has earned his title partially 
because of his work as department 
chairperson. He coordinates In- 
dustrial Technology activities, acts as 
a go-between for administration and 
faculty, and helps prepare the 

In 1957 when Malan started 
teaching in Arkansas City, he split his 
time between the college and the 
high school. This was when the in- 
stitution was still part college, and 
part high school. The room assigned 
for the department was off in a cor- 
ner, on the third floor and, according 
to Malan, students had a hard time 
finding the room because of its 

During his career at Cowley, Malan 
has seen the industrial-technology 

COMPUTERTALK-lnstructing his students, 
Everett Malan advises Susan Arnold on the use 
of the computer aided drafting equipment. 
Students in the program are first taught basic 
drafting principles and then expand their 
production capabilites with the computer. 
Malan returned to school for additional training 
when the College purchased the state-of-the- 
art computer two years ago. (Photo by Brian 

We try to give as good a basic 
knowlege in drafting and other areas 

as wepossiblecan. 

-Everette Malan 

world change from a third floor, cor- 
ner room, to the impressive building 
the courses began occupying in 1975. 
Students no longer have difficulty fin- 
ding the facility. In fact, some courses 
are virtually overflowing. 

"Enrollment has fluctuated a little, 
but for the most part, it's been pretty 
stable," said Malan. 

Programs which are tailor made to 
met the needs of the students are one 
reason Malan believes the Depart- 
ment of Industrial Technology has 
been successful. 

"We try to give as good a basic 
knowledge in drafting and other 
areas as we possibly can," he said. 

Today, good basic knowledge in- 
cludes computer skills and Malan 
says Cowley has kept abreast of new 
developments in technology without 
forgetting the foundation level skills. 

"The basics are exactly the same, 
the methods have changed. The trend 
is to put things into the computer," 
said Malan. "It's a whole lot handier- 
the basics are the same on the com- 
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In the drafting courses that Malan 
teaches, the addition of computer 
aided drafting instruction two years 
ago meant he had to get a little 
training himself. 

To train for the use of the machine, 
Malan had to go to Milwaukee for a 
week to study computer aided draf- 
ting. The school obtained its first 

Digital drafting machine in the fall of 
1983 and is now applying for a grant 
to get seven more. 

For nearly 20 years Walt 
Mathiasmeier, assistant dean of in- 
struction/registrar and Malan have a 
daily routine of drinking coffee 
together after work and it's over a 
coffe cup that the two have really got- 

ten to know each other. 

"He is quiet and gets things done," 
Mathiasmeier said. "If an assignment 
is given, it will be done with very little 
flap about it. I have a lot of respect 
for him as a man. You never hear a 
bad word, he never gets ruffled. ..I 
think the institution will miss him." 

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Cowley's sweetheart for 17 years says good-bye 

Saying good-bye to Cowley is not 
easy, especially when you've been 
here as long as Margaret Wheeler, 
Humanities Department chairperson. 
Wheeler is one of three professional 
staff members to retire this semester. 

"I've been at Cowley for 17 years," 
Wheeler said. "I had understood that 
there were three English teachers 
retiring, so I applied for a job and was 
hired. I think that was in 1968." 

Wheeler says she got a late start on 
her teaching career but it wasn't due 
to inactivity. 

"I went through college, taught, 
married at the end of the war and 
went with my husband to an airbase 
where I worked in Civil Service. We 
had three children and I stayed home 
until the youngest was about sixth 

After that she worked in offices 
fulltime and worked on her masters 
at night. She taught one year in 
Wichita after completing her masters 
and then applied at Cowley where 
she works at what she loves best- 

"I teach English, creative writing, 
different composition classes and five 
different literature classes, " she 

Being an instructor is only part of 
Cowley life for Wheeler. With what 
administrators term as "incredible 
energy" she continually brings ac- 
tivity to the College. 

"I've been active in Phi Theta Kap- 

pa, an honorary organization I char- 
tered and work in. It's my favorite 
outside activity," she said. "I've also 
done a lot of cultural work like 
showing foreign films, bringing 
musical groups to campus and 
organizing literature reading. We've 
worked with the community to bring 
cultural groups in, too." 

It's part of her teaching philosophy 
that students have educational ex- 
periences off campus, too. So, field 
trips to plays in Wichita, the Tulsa art 
museums and to other colleges are 
part of her teaching plan as well as 
hands-on experience for creative 
writing classes which publish literary 

As chairperson for the Department 
of Humanities for the last eight years, 
Wheeler has found a whole new area 
of activity and she is understandably 
proud of the accomplishments of the 
entire department. 

"I've been department chairperson 
since 1977 and we believe'we are a 
very achieving department, not only 
in the classrooms but through cultural 
activities as well. Through the 
musical groups, the dramatic produc- 
tions, and the journalism staffs we 
contribute a great deal to campus 
life," Wheeler said. "We've tried to 
build on this and bring quality to our 
productions. I believe I've seen this 
improve in the last few years." 

Working through the Learning 
Skills Lab to place English students is 

a model program in the state and 
Wheeler takes special pride in its suc- 

"We've started placing students in 
classes according to their skills in 
English. Our department has been at 
least partially responsible for the 
tremendous growth of the Learning 
Resources Center," Wheeler said. 
"Most of the credit for this goes to 
Elaine Brown. Now, with Elaine and 
Chris Vollweider, we have the best 
lab in the state." 

How does a person who has ob- 
viously done much to shape the 
Department of Humanities a^id the 
college futures of literally hundreds 
of students see herself? 

"In my fantasies I'm a dancer-a 
Ginger Rogers, a successful writer, a 
published poet, but I never get to live 
out my fantasies," she said. 

In real |jf e she's a teacher of 
writers ana poets and she says 
working with that potential keeps her 

"I do like young people-kids," she 
said. "It's good I do because I have 
three kids of my own to put up with 
and now their grandchildren. I like 
the kids in PTK, too because you can 
depend on them. I'm going to miss 
them especially those who are lively 
and motivated and in to everything." 

Wheeler's colleagues are sad about 
losing her and like Elaine Brown, 
English instructor, believe she has 
been an asset to the faculty. 

"From a colleague's point of view, 
she makes all the people around her 
stronger teachers. She shows us how 
to do it well. She shares her 
techniques with us and everyone who 
has worked with her has become 
stronger because of her influence and 
example," Brown said. "We've lear- 
ned from her and from her dedication 
to the job." 

Over the years Wheeler has 
noticed changes in the student 

"You can see trends according to 
what's going on out there in the 
world. The 1960-70 years were an in- 
teresting time to teach because the 
students were so idealistic and 
motivated. They weren't always 
realistic, but they were never 
apathetic. I liked teaching at that 
time," Wheeler said. "Today, people 
are more pragmatic. They don't 
question. They don't want to change 
and it's harder to teach. We're getting 
back to feeling secure; we don't 
argue any more. It's just typical of our 

What students have lost in idealism 
they have, at least partially, made up 
for in improved skills. 

"Students come in with better 
skills, at least in reading and writing, 
than they did years ago," Wheeler 
said. "But basically, kids are still kids. 
Young people are fun especially 
when you get them away from school. 
There is a great exchange of ideas 
between us." 

Although Wheeler looks forward to 
retiring, she knows there are a num- 
ber of things she'll miss. 

"I'll miss my daily drive-the sunset, 
the fog, half an hour to myself. I don't 
mind the drive. I sing and beat on the 
steering wheel and that keeps me 
awake," she said. "I do love Cowley 

and I never even tried to leave it 
despite the daily drive from Wichita. I 
was happy here with my colleagues 
and friends and I'll miss it all." 

by Bettina Heinz 




"I LOVE YOU-not (or what you are, but for 
what I am when I am with you," Dr. Nelson told 
Margaret Wheeler at the Spring PTK initiation. 

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Gwen Nelson. The man at Cowley's 
top. The one who represents the 
College, and carries the final respon- 
sibility. He's the president. 

"I think the major function of the 
president is to provide leadership for 
both the trustees and the staff, to im- 
plement the mission of the in- 
stitution," Nelson said. 

Nelson is serious about education 
and has been since he became in- 
terested in it during the service. 

"It goes back to when I was in the 
Navy in WW II. They put me in charge 
of training the new members on the 
ship. All new members had to go 
through and I just got very interested 
in education," he said. "I've been 
teaching since 1947. I started in a 
one-room country school and went up' 
to being a school administrator in the 
largest school district in the 
state, (Wichita). I've been here since 

Cowley has changed a lot since 
then and most people credit Nelson 
with the direction it has taken. 

"When I came here, there was no 


equipment, no facilites, but a pretty 
good staff," he said. "My biggest 
challenge was to get the college to 
belong to the entire county. We 
worked pretty hard at a county-wide 
identity. I think that people perceive 
us now as a Cowley institution rather 
than an Ark City institution." 

Though he "thoroughly enjoys 
education," Nelson admits he is also 
drawn to community affairs. 

"I've been very active in the Cham- 
ber of Commerce and the Leadership 
of Ark City Project. I guess I'm a mem- 
ber of every board or committee that 
you can imagine." 

But his first allegiance and his main 
interest is always the College. 
Nelson, sometimes referred to as the 
"man with the orange blood" said, "I 
like Cowley County better than any 
other place I've been. I have more of 
a chance to work directly with studen- 
ts. I've been here longer than any 
place else." 

One reason Nelson enjoys Cowley 
is because he can watch the further 
development of graduates. 



"I've been here long enough to see 
a lot of graduates go on to complete 

their degrees and make good 
progress. We do have a very strong 
vocational program and most of the 
local shops and small businessses 
employ our graduates, " he said. 

"I like Cowley County better 
than any other place I've been. 
I have more of a chance to 
work directly with students. 
I've been here longer than any 
place else." 

•Gwen Nelson 

Like Nelson, a number of graduates 
become active in city affairs and that 
gives him a chance to watch them ser- 
ve the community or to work side by 
side on civic projects. 

"We've had a lot of young men and 
ladies who are active in the com- 
munity," he said. "Many of the 

students who have graduated since 
I've been here are now leaders in the 
community. It kind of makes you feel 
good to see it." 

Free time is rare for Nelson, but 
whenever he finds time, he reaches 
for a book. 

"I do quite a bit of reading. I have a 
lot of professional reading to do, but I 
try to do as much non-professional 
reading as possible. Right now, I'm 
reading the autobiography of lacoc- 
co," Nelson said. "People in this coun- 
try are beginnning to lose their in- 
terest and activity in reading, but 
both my wife and I and my mother 
who lives with us are avid readers." 

Another favorite hobby is 

"My mother came from Italy and 
when we retire, I'd like to visit some 
places in Europe where we have roots 
from way back. My dad's folks were 
British and settled in Virginia in the 
early 1700s. One of my ancestors ac- 
tually signed the Declaration of In- 
dependence. We just visited his 
house which is still standing." 

That visit was made this fall when 
the Nelsons took time out for a 
vacation. Both Dr. Nelson and his wife 
Lu spend most of their time working 
on College-related activities but all 
that may chance when Nelson 
decides to retire. 

"My wife and I do a lot of traveling. 

"I've been in all of the 50 states. 
We've been in two thirds of the 
national parks and we plan to see the 
last third otter my retirement." 

Right now, Nelson hardly has the 
time to think about retirement plans. 
Cowley keeps him too busy and you 
can just wonder how he manages to 
keep in touch with the Board of 
Trustees, the staff, the students, to be 
engaged in downtown affairs, to at- 
tend Cowley's cultural events, to reaa 
all of the school publications and to 
cheer at the games-all at the same 

Maybe there is something to the 
rumor about his having orange blood. 

by Bettina Heinz 

DEFENSE TIGERS-Nelson always attends the home games and contributes with his cheers to the 
success of the Tiger teams. But it's not just at athletic events that he supports student activities. 
Those involved in drama, concerts and student publications see his face at the performances and 
look forward to his "Y«;4or»e-g©od" notes, (photo by Don Shrubshell) 

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Three Board members step down 

Dick Bonfy, Ralph Keefe and Steve 
McSpadden have at least one thing in 
common-Cowley County Community 
College. Each has been involved with 
the College for a number of years and 
each will step down from the position 
they currently hold on the Board of 

Their tenure of office with the 
Board has been a time of change for 
the College. They have been in- 
strumental in decisions to purchase 
the old Arkansas City High School and 
renovate the Auditorium Gym- 
nasium; to renovate Ireland Hall as 
classroom space for the Police Scien- 
ce and Cosmetology programs; to en- 
ter into high technology in a big way; 
to do away with the football program; 
to renovate Gal le- Johnson 
Auditorium as a Little Theater; and to 
demolish the old high school. 

CURRENT BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEMBERS. FRONT ROW: Steve McSpadden, retiring Wlnfleld board 
member; Dick Bonfy, retiring Winfield board member; Joe McFall, Dexter. BACK ROW: Ralph 
Keefe, retiring Arkansas City board member; Dr. Charles Kerr, Board chairman, Winfield; Bill 
Curless, Arkansas City; and College President Dr. Gwen Nelson. 


Serving on board convinces him College runs smoothly 

Although Dick Bonfy, Winfield far- 
mer, never attended the College, he 
has been associated with the in- 
stitution for a number of years. 

Ten years ago he began serving on 
the Booster Club and his involvement 
with the school has increased steadily 
ever since. Currently, he is a member 
of the executive committee of the 
College's Endowment Association and 
has served on the Board of Trustees 
for two years. He was selected by the 
other Board members to complete the 
unexpired term of Pat Ireland. 

Since serving on the Board, Bonfy 
has become a believer that "it (the 
College) is very smoothly run. There 
are good, solid objectives and there is 
a good mission being carried out." 

Bonfy sees control of the institution 
as a major area of concern. 

"We need to keep the control of the 
College under the Board of Trustees 
and Cowley County rather than 
having it governed by the four-year 
colleges' Board of Regents," he said. 
"Now, community colleges are close, 

convenient and inexpensive. They are 
good for students are a good way to 
get the basics taken care of." 

Like the other trustees, Bonfy 
believes Cowley compares favorably 
with the other 18 community colleges 
in the state. 

"Cowley is definitely the number 
one community college in the state," 
he said. "Overall,, it provides a quality 
education for youth and adults. We 
are financially sound and we are con- 
tinuing to grow." 


Sees growth in Cowley's future 

Ralph Keefe is a John Deere Farm 
Implement dealer in Arkansas City 
and has served as a member of the 
Board of Trustees for four years. But 
his association at the College goes 
back further and deeper than that. He 
says he's been involved with the 
College nearly all his life and in 
recent years his wife and his two 
daughters attended the school at the 
same time. Perhaps that's one reason 
he takes education and being a mem- 
ber of the Board seriously. 

"The greatest contribution being 
made by the Board of Trustees is their 
responsibility to upgrade the school 
and the education received," he said. 
"A good well-rounded education is 
much more important than 
classrooms and books." 

Keefe sees the four years he has 
served on the Boad of Trustees as a 
period of change. 

"The biggest changes I've seen in 
the school have been the increase in 
the structual growth of the facilities 
and the upgrading of the staff," he 

But there's more Keefe sees that 
could be done. 

"I want the College to be a place of 
higher learning for everyone 
possible," he said. "A two-year com- 
munity college is a great asset in 
post-secondary education. To start 
out with the basics is good and a two- 
year community college and four- 
year institutions should work 
together to give the best possible 

But Keefe doesn't believe that at- 
tending a four-year institution is for 
everyone and that's where Cowley 
County Community College and Area 

Vocational-Technical School comes 

"Sometimes only the basics are 
needed along with specialization in a 
desired career field," Keefe said. "It 
(Cowley) is one of the top two-year 
schools in Kansas and that is partly 
due to it being a unique institution 
which includes an area vocational- 
technical school." 

Leaving the Board of Trustees 
doesn't mean Keefe is leaving the 
College, as a matter of fact he says 
that he may run for the Board again 
sometime. But for right, now time is a 
problem. His business takes more 
and more time and he currently ser- 
ves on the Boad of Directors for Union 
State Bank, Ark City Country Club, 
A.C. Industries, INC, and on several 
committees at his church. 


Positive believer in the future of college 

Serving on the Board of Trustees for 
two consecutive terms has given 
Steve McSpadden a look at Cowley 
from both sides of the fence. 

A graduate of the College, he 
received his Associate of Arts degree 
before transferring to Southwestern 
College, Winfield. Currently, he is 
president of the State Bank in Win- 

McSpadden sees his position on the 
Board as one of policy making. 

"It's the duty of the Board of 
Trustees to set policies and hire ad- 
ministrators to carry out these 
policies," he said. 

McSpadden is positive about the 
College's past and optimistic about its 
future although he sees definite 

" Cowley is number one and I'm 

sincere in saying that. " 

-Steve McSpadden 

areas of concern. 

"We'll need to more actively recruit 
students than we have in the past and 
we also need to put more effort into 
raising funds for the College rather 
than depending on tax dollars,' he 
said. "Interest in the school from the 
north part of the county should also 
be a concern for us. We can attract 
students from other areas but we 
need to develop more community in- 
terest in the school." 

McSpadden's decision to retire 
from the Board of Trustees was based 
on his increasing responsibilities at 
the bank and as president of the Win- 
field Area Chamber of Commerce. 

"Cowley is number one and I am 
very sincere in saying that," he said. 
"After awhile I think the Board could 
use someone new with new and dif- 
ferent ideas." 

by Sandy Wood 

Amateur Night - - 

Rap Session's contribution to campus 

"The whole 

idea was to 

have fun ." 

William James 

The audience patiently wr,ited for 
show time while Robin Colbert kept 
them entertained with her jokes. 

The crowd was smaller than 
amateur/talent show organizer 
William "BJ" James had hoped for but 
what they lacked in numbers they 
made up for in enthusiasm at the Rap 
Session's first talent show. 

"It was just an excellent night," 
said Virgil Watsor, Rap Session spon- 
sor. "The students had a good relaxed 
time because there was no com- 
petition. We were just there for a 
good time." 

For James getting the show 
organized was as much work as it 
was fun. 

"People's busy schedules made it 
hard to have practices the last two 
weeks. It was very hectic," James 
said. "Bi t the whole idea of the 
eve ling A/as to have fun and we did. I 
wijh wi had more audience but our 
pjblicwy wasn't the best." 

James said he thought he was 
going to have to fill in, until more acts 
became involved. Colbert and Chris 
Stover agreed to be Masters of 
Ceremony and finally the acts started 
signing up. 

The show was the brainchild of 

"I got the idea over Christmas. The 
Bandaid concerts and USA for the 
World tied in with the it, too," James 


Though considered a success by the 
organizers, the show had a few rough 
spots they think they can work out 
before next year. 

"We had a few problems getting set 
up, but all and all it was a good show. 
Next year's Rap Session's Talent Show 
will be better," said Stover. 

The show gave some students a 
rare chance to perform and that, in it- 
self, was sometimes unsettling. 

"I think there was a couple of cases 
of stage fright and two that weren'l 
used to the stage," said James. 

Performers were Brad DeMoss, 
James, Rick Nichols, Randy Perry, 
Sarah Phillips, Roy Prewitt, Jana 
Smart, Barbara Tipton and Elizabeth 

The acts included White Boy 
Imitation Black Man Blues (The Story 
of a Jew and His Guitar), Barcelona to 
East St. Louis, Joy, Mississippi Queen, 
Free Bird, Steam Roller Blues, Eye of 
the Tiger, Entertainer Boogie, Babe, 
Mr.Popiel, Don't it Make My Brown 
Eyes Blue, Boogie You Too, Country 
Roads, Delta Dawn, Satin Doll, On 
Broadway, Army Toy and Here Comes 
the Sun. 

"There was a good message in the 
acts and the comedy balanced it all 
out," James said. "Next year we plan 
on shooting for a broader spectrum of 
music. I hope more people will 
choose to be involved in preparation, 
participation and in the audience," 
said James. 

by Rick Nichols 

TALENT TO SHOW-Barbara Tipton contributes with her voice to Cowley's musical events from choir 
concerts to the amateur show. Music is popular at Cowley, except for Sarah Phillips and her pup- 
pets, the amateur show program consisted of songs and instrumental acts. (Photo by Don Shrub- 



Agatha Christie's murder mystery plays to 450 

"Three blind mice, see how they 
run, see how they run, they all ran af- 
ter the farmer's wife..'' ran 
repeatedly through everyone's minds 
after the drama department presen- 
ted Agatha Christie's murder 
mystery, the "Mousetrap." 

The spring production was presen- 
ted March 7-9 in the Galle-Johnson 
Little Theatre for a totaled audience 
of 450 people. 

"One of the best moments of the 
play was that nobody guessed who 
the murderer was," said Sharon Yar- 
brough director, who saw the play 
performed in London and didn't guess 
who the guilty party was. "The best 
thing about the play is trying to guess 

who the killer is because it is so well 

The cast of the play included Jodie 
Buechner as Mollie Ralston; David 
Stanley as Giles Ralston; Chuck Sigler 
as Christopher Wren; Tereas Theilen 
as Mrs. Boyle; John Dalton as Major 
Metcalf; Shelia Guinn as Miss 
Casewell; Larry Simpson as Mr. 
Paravacini and Wayne Greenlee as 
Detective Sargent Trotter. The stage 
manager was Debbie Brown, whose 
job was to make sure that the cast 
made it to the stage on time and that 
the sound and lights got turned on. 
The sound manager was Kevin 
Stevens, light manager, Larry Hill, 
and Bettina Heinz was the property 


The "Mousetrap" and "Little Mary 
Sunshine" were presented by the 
drama department as their fall and 
spring plays. They will be losing 
Wayne Greenlee, Debbie Brwon, 
Jodie Buechner, David Stanley, Shari 
Stansbarger and Shelia Guinn as they 
will be graduating and transfering to 
other colleges. 

"The play itself is a good lesson on 
relationships and what suspicion and 
innuendo can make people beleive 
about each other," wrote Joan R. 
Renek in her a review for the school 

by John Dalton 

SEA-new name, 
new spirit 

Student Education Association 
(SEA) had a new name and a busy 

The name, which was officially 
changed during the fall through the 
Studenl Government Association, 
allowed the students to pay minimal 
dues of $2 per year and to have an op- 
tional about joining S-NEA. 

In October they toured the campus 
and Department of Education at 
Southwestern College in Winfield, 
and two member: attended the 
Teachers' Education Career Day at 
Emporia State University. 

The organization also sponsored a 
luncheon for anyone interested in 
education with instructor Stan Dyck 
so they could lecrn about the second 
semester course "Education in 

During second semester, seven 
members and sponsor Betty Martin 
visited the "Make It and Take It 
Room" at the Murdock Teachers Cen- 
ter, a center for Wichita 

SEA members include Loretta 
Ostrander, Janie Jordar . Toni Peter- 
son, Treasurer; Carol Evans, Babe 
Hopkins, Dixie King, SGA Represen- 
tative; Shirley Demaree, President; 
Charlotte Ann Neely, and Carrie 

by ChuckSigler 

Rap session increases 

The goal to present topics for 
discussion in an intelligent format is 
one the Rap Session tries to attain 
with each meeting. 

"There are too many important 

things happening in the world today 
to remain quiet," said Virgil Watson, 
sponsor. "It's impossible to cover all 
events but we work for liberty, 
equality, and a better life for all." 

In addition to developing topics for 
discussions, the Rap Session group 
also sponsored an Amateur Night 
talent show which involved about 25 
students in acts. 

"It (the talent show) was just ex- 
cellent," Watson said. "B.J. (William 
James) organized the show and he 
did a white man's version of 'St. Louis 
Blues.' The audience loved it. In fact 
everyone seemed to have a really 
good time because it was such a 
relaxed atmosphere. There wasn't 
any competition so everyone just had 

In some cases the Rap Session ser- 
ved as a liason between the students 
and the administration and in others 
it simply allowed students to speak 

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derful opportunity to exchange ideas 
about problems that the students face 
in Ark City, the state and the world," 
Watson said. 

Students saw the value of the Rap 
Session, too. 

"I think it's a progressive step for 
our school that allows better com- 
munication between students and 

staff. This narrows the gap by 
providing the opportunity to discuss 
ideas and conflicts openly. It's a great 
organization," said Michelle Shaw. 

The members of the organization 
are Randy Perry, Robin Colbert, Terry 
Gray, Michelle Shaw, Collette 
Wenrich, Christy Davis, Vicky San- 
chez, Christopher Stover, President; 
William James, Vice-President; Bar- 
bara Tipton, Secretary; Don Read, 
and Scott Wagner. 

by Chuck Sigler 

K-Hess: few members 
keep up action 

For an organization which suffered 
membership problems this year, the 
Kansas Home Economics Student Sec- 
tin (K-HESS) accomplished much. 

President Karen Ennis transferred 
at the beginning of second semester 
as did SGA representative Nancy 
Babb. Those losses left vice-president 
Cyrisse Campbell and sponsor Carol 
Hobaugh-Maudlin to organize second 
semester activities. 

As a fund raising activity, K-HESS 
sold hand decorted clay pots as 
Christmas ornaments at their Decem- 
ber bake sale and used the money 
made to help finance th^ir activites 
which included a first semester field 

trip to home economists in business 
at Pizza Hut offices in Wichita. They 
also attended a fall workshop on Oc- 
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plans to attend the Kansas Home 
Economics Association Annual 
Meeting in Wichita in April. At 
the April meeting students learned 
leadership skills and heard Fay Fuller 
Clarke, administrator of food services 
for the 1984 Olympics speak on 
"Women as Emerging Leaders." 

Hobaugh-Maudlin was appointed 
for a two-year term as the Community 
College Section Chairperson of the 
state organization with the respon- 
sibility of "awareness of community 
colleges" in Kansas. 

A spring fashion show is usually the 
primary spring activity of the group 
but due to the low second semester 
membership, it was cancelled. 

"This year's membership was more 
interested in learning about career 
options," said Hobaugh-Maudlin,. 
"and all of our fall semester 
programs centered on that." 

by Debbie Call 

Drama Club LTD 
works behind stage 

Lambda Theta Delta, the drama 
club, has only one purpose-to help 
with the drama productions. But 
everyone who is involved in LTD 
knows that this means a lot of hard 
work, especially in the last hectic 
days short before the opening of a 

This year, the drama club has 
presented two plays, the musical "Lit- 
tle Mary Sunshine" and Agatha 
Christie's "Mousetrap." In April they 
visited area day care centers to per- 
form "Tales for Tots." 

Usually, LTD gains its members 
from play participation, Although 
they might not have been seen on 
stage, many worked painting posters 
and preparing props behind stage. 

Membership in the group was 
especially high this year. Besides the 

office holders Wayne Greenlee, 
president; Debbie Brown, vice- 
president; Collette Wenrich, 
secretary; Larry Simpson, treasurer; 
Jodie Buechner, SGA representative; 
and John Dalton, SGA represen- 
tative, 16 students took part in LTD 

Members include: Leigh Austin, 
Brenda Bingham, Sheila Guinn, Bet- 
tina Heinz, Randy McNett, Rick 
Nichols, Dawn Pettigrew, Sarah 
Phillips, Don Read, Chuck Sigler, 
Denah Spangler, David Stanley, Shari 
Stansbarger, Kevin Stevens, Teresa 
Thielen and Chris Yeager. 

Funds raised from the productions 
helped pay expenses for a field trip 
to the Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre 
in Wichita to see "Mousetrap," the 
selection of the spring play. 

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"We're interested in more new 
members and we will have elections 
this spring," Greenlee said. 

LTD will lose a lot of active 
sophomores this spring like Debbie 
Brown, who represented the group in 
homecoming activities and made it as 
first runner-up to the queen. Jodie 
Buechner and Wayne Greenlee who 
had leading parts in both productions, 
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DECA learns through 
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Distributive Education Clubs 
of America (DECA), coor- 
dinated activities to help them 
learn more about the retailing. 

During first semester they 
toured the Dillon's Distribution 
Center and appeared on KAKE- 
TV's Kaleidoscope in Wichita. 

"The Dillon's Distribution 
Center is the largest 
warehouse in the midwest and 
we went to see its immensity," 
said Bob Brenneman, sponsor. 
"There's such a diversity of 
products there that I think it's a 
real educational experience for 
the students to see how those 
good are warehoused." 

According to Brenneman the 
group appeared on 

Kaleidoscope simply for "fun 

and public relations." 

Second semester the group 
visited Sam's Warehouse in 
Wichita for a look at what Bren- 
neman termed "the newest 
thing in retail marketing." 

"It's a retail marketing 
scheme that those going into 
business need to be aware of. 

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They just have to know what 
the competition is going to be," 
Brenneman said. 

Officers of the group were 
Carl Schultz, president; Rima 
Carvalho, vice-president;Jerry 
Stover, SGA representative; 
and Mike Ennis, first semester 
secretary- treasurer. 

SGA sponsors 
campus events 

Student Government Association 
(SGA) tried to keep things going on 
campus. From free Tuesday night 
movies, to watermelon feeds, to 
student dances, officers and mem- 
bers of the campus' leading 
organization planned entertainment 
for the rest of the student body. 

March marked one of the most 
spirited SGA presidential campaigns 
for a number of years. 

"It was nice to see the students 
really into the election. There were 
more posters and campaign material 
up ,han for the last several years," 
sdd Linda Hargrove, director of ad- 
missions. "The put little posters on 
every office door and on every locker 
in Galle-Johnson Hall. The interest 
was just really neat." 

After the student body voted Chuck 
Sigler and Brian Howell were elected 
to take the places of Darla Call and 
Scott Wagner for the offices of 
president and vice-president respec- 

Members of SGA are elected by 
each organization and are to attend 
every meeting on the third Thursday 
of each month. 

The members include Brenda 
Bingham, secretary; Jodie Buechner, 
Debbie Call, Carla Clark, Bill Freeze, 
Charlie Hall, Greg Heikes, Mickey 
Holt, Dixie King, Mike Marker, Linda 
McClure, Carrie Pomeroy, Rick 
Pomeroy, Donald Read, Merrie-Pat 

Reynolds, Don Schoeneman, Jerry 
Stover, Mildred Swanson, Scott 
Wagner and Susan White. W. S. Scott 
and Carriasco McGilbra are sponsors. 

Scott believes SGA is an important 
institution because it represents the 
student body and when needed 
initiates changes in student life. 

But it's not only within the student 
government itself that SGA wants 
students to participate. According to 
newly elected vice-president Brian 
Howell SGA tries to generally get 
students involved in campus ac- 

Beginning in 1983, SGA also 
recognizes at the Athletic Banquet 
two athletes (one female, one male) 
who, in the opinion of a campus 
selection committee of seven mem- 
bers, have most clearly exemplified 
the highest ideals of inter-collegiate 
athletics and who at the time of selec- 
tion, has attained candidacy for the 
Associate of Arts degree at CCCC. 

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president Darla Call, vice-president Brian 
Howell, former vice-president Donald Read II, 
former president Scott Wagner, president 
Chuck Sigler (Photo by Mick Holt) 

Cosmo Vica 
raises money 

The goal of the Cosmetology VICA 
organization is to educate their 
students and teach them to be good 
leaders in the community. 

They're many successful activities 
indicate they are on the way to ac- 
complishing this goal. 

Their various fundraising projects 
included bake sales, photography 

sales and shaker sales. At Arkalalah, 
they even had their own booth. And 
they helped when the local 
Vocational VICA chapter planned a 
Taco feed. 

President of the Cosmetology Vica 
Amber Strecker, vice-president Debi 
(Cales) Toon, treasurer Kerry 
Harkins, secretary Bonnie Brown, 
SGA representative Carla Clark and 
historian Marcie Anders are active of- 
fice holders who keep the 
organization going. Sherry Tinsley, 
Chrissy Ziba and Debbie Ware are 
regular members. 

Only students in the September 
class are eligible to join. Scholarships 
are given for the September class so 
more students may have the chance 
to attend Cowley County 
Cosmetology School. 

by Mickey Holt 

Field trips aid 
Science club 

Science and Engineering Club, 
sponsored by Ken Schmidt, is an 
organization that works at un- 
derstanding of the world in scientific 

The organization traveled to 
Wichita State University in April to 
hear programs on science in today's 
world. They have also been to Frien- 
ds University to hear a program on 
astronomy. But even with field trips 
the membership was not as great as 
leaders of the group would have 

"New members were contacted by 
personal contact and ads in the 
Tiger's Roar," said Tim Liebold, club 
president. "There just wasn't much in- 
terest this year." 

Science and Engineering Club mem- 
bers include Liebold, president; Clyde 
Cabot, vice-president; Gail King; 
Jodie Buechner; Vera Watson; Chris 
Christensen; Michael Wheeler; 
William Ingram; Weslee Osborn; 
Richard Behrens; Vicki Sanchez; 
Harold Befort; and Schmidt was 

SCJ publishes 
college calendar 

The Society for Collegiate Jour- 
nalists is a club for members of the 
College publications staffs and 
anyone interested in the media. The 
club meets monthly to discuss jour- 
nalism topics and to plan activities 
and money making projects. 

The major project of the year was 
the publication of a college calendar 
featuring Cowley men and women. 
Models were selected by campus 
organizations and organizations were 
asked to help sell the calendars as a 
money-making project for all in- 

"I was disappointed in the success 
of the calendar," said Chuck Sigler, 
SCJ president. "I thought it would go 
over much better than it did but you 
can never tell how new ideas will be 

Though disappointed in the first 
edition of the calendar, the 
organization hopes to continue a 
similar project next year and also 
resume production of a Cowley Con- 
nection phone directory which was 
not published this year. 

Other officers of the group included 
vice-president Brian Howell and 
secretary-treasurer Bettina Heinz. 
Other members are Joan Renek, Deb- 
bie Call, Rick Nichols, David Shook, 
Dorinda Jacobs, John Dalton and 
[Susan White. The club sponsor is Ron 
Pruitt. by Brian Howell 


Boasting a new name a weekly 
Bible studies Campus Christian 
Fellowship provided an opportunity 
for Christians to fellowship on cam- 
pus, and a forum for Christian con- 

Formally Christians in Action, 
members of the organization in- 
cluded: Lorreta Ostrander, Gail King, 
David Stanley, Beth Woodson, Sarah 
Phillips, Jodie Buechner, Don 
Shuneman, and Greg Heikes. Sponsor 
was Phil Buechner. 

"We take different verses from the 
Bible and try to interprete them as 
what they say and we giveour views 
on them," said Beth Woodson. "I think 
it is a very organized club." 

The group's weekly Bible study is 
held each Thursday in the math lab 
where they discuss the series "Design 
for Discipleship" and different sec- 
tions of the Bible. They also have 
cookouts, guest speakers and singers 
from the community to add to the 
group. Rev. Richard Coldwell is a 
guest speaker on many occasions. 

"I really enjoy it because you get 
to hear people's views and their 
opinions," said Jodie Buechner, "and 
I like to hear my dad's concepts. Not 
because he is my dad but because he 
has good ideas." 

by Brian Howell 

Convention inspires 

February's Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) 
initiation honored more than the 
students. In addition to the students 
who were inducted into the national 
honor society, special recognition 
was given to Margaret Wheeler, 
sponsor and founder of the local 

SCJ MEMBERS: Brian Howell, vice-president, 
Bettina Heinz, secretary-treasurer, John 
Dalton. On top Chuck Sigler, president. 


In a tribute to Wheeler, college 
president Gwen Nelson said, 
"Margaret has done so much for PTK 
that she is unreplaceable." 

Other leaders of the club will be 
leaving at the end of the semester, , 
too. Club president Pam Elliott will 
graduate today and she saw the pur- 
pose of the organization as one of 

"We recognized the academically 
superior students," Elliott said. "To be 
eligible, one must maintain a 3.5 
grade point average with at least 12 
credit hours and be on a degree 
program. Initiation is by invitation 

In the fall initiation, Nancy Babb, 
Lee Bunch, Donald Campbell, Rebec- 
ca Carvalho, Sherri Hall, Anita Lein- 
neweber, Dianne Morrow, Wray 
Odom, Carol Price, Teresa Reeves, 
Jane Schnackenberg, Bettie Smith, 
Kent Templar, Rebecca Weakley and 
Carol Wolf were initiated. 

The spring initiation brought new 
members, including Vickie Ayers, 
Julie Boyle, Carroll Evans, Bettina 
Heinz, Marilyn James, Patricia Kelly, 
Charlene Morris, Bernice Middleton, 
Charlotte Neely, Larry Rhodes, Joan 
Renek, Annetta Richardson, Kyndol 
Randoll, Larry Schwartz, Michelle 
Shaw, Teresa Thielen, Pamela 
Vaughn and Florence Wheeler to the 
honor society. 

Pam Elliott is the president, Jane 
Schnackenberg vice-president, 
Rebecca Carvalho secretary and 
Rebecca Weakley the treasurer. 

"PTK is my favorite organization on 
campus," Nelson said. 

(Continued on page 26) 

PTK has been a very active chapter 
They organized the Kiss-a-Goat con 
test, sold flowers and weeds on 
Valentine's Day and offered san 
dwiches and coffee during finals in 
another fundraising activity. In Mar- 
ch, they attended the National Con- 
vention in St. Louis. 

One of the highlights of the con- 
vention for the Cowley Phi Theta Kap- 
pans was when Margaret Wheeler 
received the "Hall of Fame" award for 

"PTK is my favorite, favorite 
organization. I watched my little baby 
grow and we just had a marvelous 
time. The people are great and I'll 
miss them," Wheeler said. 

The Cowley chapter was chartered 
by Wheeler in 1977 and has grown 
steadily since then. 

Among other spring activities, PTK 
sponsored a program for the student 
body featuring speech instructor 
Sharon Yarbrough's slide show on her 
summer tour of the Soviet Block. 

by Bettino Heinz 

Choir, CowleyCos 
concerts highlight 

When you look at the performances 
of the choir and the CowleyCos, you 
know that there is a great musical 
potential at Cowley. 

Under the energetic direction of 
Kenneth Judd, the choir gave a lot of 
home concerts in the Little Theatre in 
the fall semester, when Sheana 
Goodwin accompanied the choir and 
the CowleyCos. 

The CowleyCos performed at these 
concerts and also toured the com- 
munity. After having studied new 
dancing steps to perform to their 
songs, the CowleyCos also appeared 

at the halftime of homecoming. 

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who accompanied both the choir and 
the CowleyCos during second 

For the spring, both the College 
Choir and the CowleyCos worked 
hard in their practices to present a 
neat program. 

"For the CowleyCos, it will not be a 
completely different program," Deb- 
bie Brown, member of the CowleyCos 
and the Choir, said. "We have the 
same dances, and dancing is what we 
do most now. The choir has some 
neat new songs for its program." 

The CowleyCos started their spring 
tour with a travel to Moreland, KS. 

"It was a lot of fun," said Brown. "It 
was kind of a long drive, but it was 
well worth it. It was probably one of 
the very best performances we ever 

The choir and CowleyCos include 
Carrie Akers, Leigh Austin, 
Rosemarie Bolia, Marion Booe, Deb- 
bie Brown, Jodie Buechner, Katherine 
Cole, Viola Cole, John Dalton, Shirley 
Demaree, Wayne Greenlee, Bettina 
Heinz, Pam Keefe, Randy McNett, 
Charlene Morris, Karen Patrick, Mar- 
cy Patrick, Melody Patterson, Don 
Read II, Joan Renek, Kris Roberts, 
Larry Simpson, Denah Spangler, Shari 
Stansbarger, Barbara Tipton, John 
Utt, Julie VonBon, Tracy Wahlen- 
maier, Collette Wenrich, Kimberley 
Westbrook, Joy Wheeler, Dennis 
Willis and Chris Yeager. 

During their spring tour, the 
CowleyCos will traveled to Hays, 
Wellington, South Haven, Winfield 
and Derby. The Choir will perform 
with them in Wellington and Winfield 
and will take part in today's 

really looked forward to the 
tours,'' Wayne Greenlee said, 
"because it's the last time I'll have the 
chance to take part in a tour like that. 
When I'm at K-State, I won't have time 
to do anything like that." 

The CowleyCos will lose a lot of 
members this year, but Greenlee is 
positive that the group will go on in 


"I think we have got one of the best 

groups now. It built up durinng the 
years and it turned out great. I don't 
think losing the sophomores will hurt 
too much. It always hurts a group, but 
once the transition is established, it 
works out great. The CowleyCos will 
keep on going." 

by Bettina Heinz 

VICA looks back 
on top year 

The local chapter of the Vocational 
Industrial Clubs of America (VICA) 
helps its members prepare for leader- 
ship in the world of work. 

This year's officers include: 
president, David Cooper; vice- 
president, Jack Braden; secretary, 
Craig Ryan; treasurer, Roy Stephen; 
SGA represenative, Rick Pomeroy. 

The fund raising projects are 
necessary to help finance field trips 
and trips to state and national com- 

VICA members worked at the Tum- 
bleweeds Antique Car Show in the 
fall and helped set up road blocks, 
direct traffic, and to mantain the 
security for cars that were in the 

But not everything they do is for 
money. The group participated in a 
number of service activities. They 
helped with the pancake feed for the 
Kiwanas Club during Arkalalah and 
they make presentations to local 
organizations like the Lions Club, 
Kiwanas and the American Legion. 

VICA represents itself as guest 
speakers to other clubs. When they 
got to speak to other clubs the of- 
ficers put on their award winning 
"opening and closing" ceremony 
which describes briefly what VICA is 
about. Then the national post- 
secondary president Jeff Hovey gives 
a 7-10 minute speech on the prin- 
ciples and goals of VICA. 

During the weekend of the car 
show David Cooper, Jack Braden, 
Craig Bryan, and Rick Pomeroy went 
to Rock Springs, Ks. to compete for 

sTdTe offices in the VICA convention. 
They also attended VICA Region IV 
competiton in Nebraska for the 
leadership conferences and placed 
second in opening and closing com- 

The members have received 
medals for their sills and ranks. 

VICA has local members elected to 
the district, state, and national of- 
fices. South Central District president, 
David Cooper; vice-president, Craig 
Ryan; post secondary president, Jack 
Braden; and national office president, 
Jeff Hovey. 

by Shelley Gashwazra 

PBL brings awards 

Nine awards were brought home 
by Phi Beta Lambda members when 
they attended the State PBL Con- 
ference in Topeka. 

Kyndo! took first place in Data 
Processing II and third place in Job In- 
terview. Second places were awar- 
ded to Charlene Morris, Impromtu 
Speaking; Anita Leinneweber, Ac- 
counting I; Marilyn James, Data 
Processing I; Troy Lankton, Business 
Communications and Organizational 
Behavior; and Betty Gragert, junior 
typist. Special recognition was also 
given to Randol when she was named 
to Who's Who in Phi Beta Lambda. 

Winning awards is nothing new to 
the Delta Lambda chapter. According 
to sponosr Mary Wilson, the chapter 
has won state awards every year sin- 
ce it was founded and the have won 
awards twice on the national level. 

In addition to attending the State 
Conference, the group also took field 
trips to General Electric and Western 
Manufacturing at Strother field, 
Arkansas City Packing Company and 
Continental Oil Company, Ponca City. 

The group held three raffles during 
the year to serve as money making 
projects to help finance their field 
trips and activities. At Christmas they 
raffled a Turkey with trimmings and a 
ham, in April they raffled a soft sculp- 
ture doll and in May a Cabbage Patch 


IT Tiq< 

gerama carries on a new tradition 

Tigerama, what does it mean to 

If this question was asked to 
Cowley students who attended here 
in the late 1930s the answer would 
certainly be different from the one 
given by last year's students. 

The first Tigeramas were very for- 
mal spring dances. They were held to 
honor area high school seniors who 
were special guests. But through the 
years high school proms took the 
place of Tigerama and Cowley 
students and their guests attended. 

I wo years ago, the last tormal dan- 
ce was held at the Heritage Inn and 
about 35 people attended. Last year, 
Darla Call, SGA president, came up 
with the idea of having a picnic and 
outdoor recreational ga nes including 
volleyball, sack races ard tug-of-war. 
Instead of a formal dance, an in- 
formal one was held so a larger 

crowd would attend. 

For the nearly 192 students who at- 
tended, the idea was a success and 
because of that success the same kind 
of activity has been planr ed for this 

Volleyball tournaments will begin 
on May 7. At 5:15 p.m., V\ay 9, a pic- 
nic supper will be serv.'d. Then at 6 
p.m. the games will ^tart including 
the three-legged race egg-toss, sack 
race, potato relay, bubble gum 
blowing contest, and a massive tug-a- 
war contest. 

Finally, the night will end with an 
informal dance at the recreation 
building from 8 to 10. 

"It's not the number of people 
necessarily, but more so the quality 
of the fun they had ," Mr. Scott, SGA 
sponsor said. 

by Debbie Coll 

PHI BETA LAMBDA. FRONT ROW: Troy Lankton, Chorion* Morris, Chorl Armbrust, socrotary; Kyn- 
dol Randol, prosldont; and sponsor Mary Wilson. BACK ROW: Anita Loinnowobor, treasurer; Keith 
Ohlhauson, Marilyn James, SGA representative; Betty Gragert. NOT PICTURED: Joe Summers, 
vice-president; Bill Freeze, SGA repesentative; Wayne Howard, Dee Ann Goodson, Julie 
Rademacher, Helen Heath, Rebecca Weakley. 


leader for Softball 

With only three returning 
sophomores, the softball team is a lit- 
tle short on experience. But that's a 
problem Shelley Gashwazra, All- 
American returner from last year's 
Region VI Champion team helps com- 

A journalism major, Gashwazra 
came to Cowley on a softball scholar- 
ship lastyearafter playing four years 
of varsity softball at Derby High 

She has pitched for nine years and 
helped her team win Regionals her 
junior year. In the 12 years she has 
played City League, her team has 
taken first place nine times. 

Gashwazra was born in Ark City 
and used to live here. Now, her 
family of four and her pet chow 
"Ruckus" live in Derby. That's another 
reason she came to Cowley - it's close 
to home. 

Gashwazra got her start in softball 
when she was in third grade. 

"I was a tomboy and always had to 
do what the boys did," said Gash- 
wazra. "Even at our school I was the 
only girl in our city league to play 
basketball in the boys league in 

SOFTBALL. BACK ROW: Dede (Reed) McClung, Christine Croft, Tina Wampler, Lavonna Jacobs, Kim 
Cornett, Robin Colbert, Shelley Gashwazra, Vicky Sanchez and Vicky Payne. ROW II: Merrie-Pat 
Reynolds, Becky Puetz, Toneka Kayzer, ass't. coach Debbie Davis and head coach Ed Hargrove. 
SITTING: Kristy Davis. 

junior high." 

Winning the Region VI Cham- 
pionship was definitely a highlight in 
her softball career. 

"We played as a team and had a lot 
more sophomores on the team," said 
Gashwazra. "I also think Doug Hunter 
did a great job of coaching us. He 
cared about the whole team and not 

just individuals," said Gashwazra. 

Having sophomores on the team 
was good for Gashwazra because she 
says she learned a lot from them and 
they took on a leadership role that 
created team spirit. Now, softball 
coach Ed Hargrove says Gashwazra 
has taken over that role. 

"Shelley is a quiet leader. She 

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doesn't say too much but she 
definitely is a leader. She's a real con- 
sistent player and you can count on 
her to get the players out," Hargrove 

Admittedly, there are things about 
last year that Gashwazra misses, but 
she is more than satisfied with this 

"I think Cowley is a great school. 
This year was really fun because 
there was a lot more participation in 
the activities throughout the year," 
she said. "I like softball, too, because 
it's a fun sport and I get to meet a lot 
of people." 

But there are things she doesn't 
like, too. Like bad umpires and 
mouthy crowds. 

"When you're visiting another 
team, you're likely to get some bad 
calls against you. Or there might be a 
crowd that is always mouthing off. 
Sometimes it's hard to believe you're 
just playing for fun," said Gashwazra. 

One thing that would make the 
season more fun for her would being 
one of the three sophomores makes 
All-American this year. She also is 
looking forward to playing Barton 
County because both teams fought 
hard last year to win the tournament. 

After the Cowley season ends 
Gashwazra saysshe's hanging up hei 
glove on highly competitive ball. 

"I plan to play summer softball for 
fun and not competition," said Gash- 
wazra, "and I don't plan to play soft- 
ball when I transfer to OSU next fall. 
This is my last year." by M/ckey Ho/f 

WINDING UP-Shelley Gashwazra, sophomore, shows off her unique pitching style at a Cowley sof- 
tball game last year. Gashwazra was honored as a freshman All-American and this year coach Ed 
Hargrove says her consistent play helps make her a team leader. (Photo by Don Shrubshell) 













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ight hot matches 

This vear Cowley's netters are 
fightina some hot matches. The 
players on the team are Frank Brown, 
top ieed; Donald Read II, number 
twc; Terry Gray, Bill Freeze, Brad 
Musson and Greg Heikes, who have 
played only one tennis match because 
of scheduling conflicts with baseball. 
Jay Jackson is the team's coach and 
also plays on the team. 

This year's team had its up and 
downs before the season even star- 

"At the beginning of the year we 
had six quality players and then at 
the end of the semester we probably 
lost our two best players, Gene Reed 
and Brian Boucher," Jackson said. 

"We had to pick up another player 
who was Brad Musson at second 
semester and that improved our dep- 
th a little bit. We still have a pretty 
good team and although Frank Brown 
and Don Read have really improved a 
lot since last year we just don't have 
the quality players we may need at 
the one and two spots. They are both 
great players but they are not quality 
one and two players," Jackson said. 

According to Jackson Read 
be the most improved player on the 

"Don Read played number six on 
Cowley last year and he moved up to 
number two this year. He has all the 
strokes, it's just that he doesn't get 
some of the main points when he 
needs them. With Don we're looking 
at more of a mental toughness than 
the strokes right now," Jackson said. 

At the number three seed is Terry 

"Terry has a good serve and good 
forehand, but he needs a little work 
on his backhand. He, too, has worked 
hard and really improved," Jackson 

Bill Freeze, the number four seed, 
is well known for his big left hand ser- 

"Bill Freeze probably has the best 
serve on the team. He has a big left 
handed serve, but he's a little in- 
consistent on his ground strokes. He 
has bettered his game a lot since the 
first of the year," Jackson said. 

After being out of tennis for a year, 
Brad Mussson has started coming 

"Brad Musson, whom we picked up 
at second semester, has been out of 
tennis for a year and has started to 
come around. He has been doing a 
good job at the number five seed but 
he needs to improve in all areas of his 
game," Jackson said. 

Greg Heikes splits up his rare time 
between baseball and tennis. 

"Whenever Greg Heikes gets a 
chance to play, he does a good job for 
us. He has played one match and won 

for us and he hardly gets to practice 
at all because of the scheduling con- 
flicts with baseball," Jackson said. 

Jackson feels that his team as a 
group works hard in practice to ac- 
complish day to day goals. 

"They're a great group to work 
with. We have a good time every time 
we step out on the court. They are all 
hard workers and come out every day 
and motivate themselves to go out 
and work hard," he said. 

How does Jackson view his first 
year of coaching tennis? 

"It's definitely a new experience. 
I've never played tennis before and 
I've seen everyone on the team 
knows more about the fundamentals 
than I do. But it's been a great lear- 
ning experience. I can't do a lot as for 
teaching tennis but I can do a lot as 
far as conditioning and the mental 
aspects of the game," Jackson said. 
by Joey Wilson 

TENNIS TEAM: Coach Jay Jackson, Frank Brown, Brad Musson, Bill Freeze, Terry Gray and Donalc 
Read. (Photos by Brian Howell) 


When you see native Ark Citian 
Frank Brown striking the ball for the 
Cowley tennis team, you might think 
that he has been playing tennis 

But to him it seems like he just got 
into the game at the last minute. 

"I've been playing for about eight 
years now, since the fifth grade," 
Brown said. "You should start a lot 
sooner than that if you're going to get 
all the basics down, but I've been for- 
tunate enough to start that late and 
get the game down." 

To get the game down means 
Brown must constantly improve. 

"I learned a great deal playing for 
Cowley these last two years, but I 
feel I still have to improve my 
forehand," Brown said. "My forehand 
is solid, but I just need to work on it to 
make it a little more powerful." 

There is no need to worry about the 
power of his backhand. It's the shot 
he depends on most. 

"My backhand is my put-away 
weapon, it's my strongest shot. I can 
hit my backhand better than I can hit 
anything," Brown said. 

Brown tries to prepare for a match 
not only physically, but 
psychologically, too. 

"It's really a mental game, you just 
have to put your mind to playing. 
Before I start playing I meditate a lot. 
I take a little walk and think about 
whom I play next. I get my mind off 
everything else and get ready to 
play," he said. 

And apparently his meditation 
works. Jay Jackson, tennis coach, is 
pleased with Brown's performance. 

"Frank is probably our best player. 
He is playing number one for us. He 
has all the strokes," Jackson said. 
"The only problem with Frank is that 

Sophomore Frank Brown 

he sometimes loses necessary points, 
but he has really improved a lot sine? 
first semester. If he keeps working on 
his game, he can go somewhere in 
regionals," Jackson said. 

For Brown improving his game 
means working out the rough spots 
during practice. 

"We try to work on our weakness 
for sure, like over heads, volleys and 
put away shots. Right now, we're just 
not putting them away," Brown said. 

According to Brown, Jackson 
helped out tremendously with the 
team's overall play, even though this 
is Jackson's first year as tennis coach. 

"We're learning from him to stay in 
shape and to get our fundamentals 




down. It's a plus as he knows what it 
takes to be in shape and get ready. 
He has been in that position before, 
being assistant coach for Cowley 
basketball and playing for WSU, he 
knows what it takes," Brown said. 

Still, coaching tennis is different 
from coaching basketball. 

"As far as leadership, he knows 
what it takes, but it is pretty hard to 
base tennis on the same thing as 
basketball because tennis is like an 
individual sport more than a team 
sport. Getting us together as a team, 
working out, and doing drills has 
really helped out," Brown said. 

Being a sophomore, Brown still has 
to decide where to go to college after 

"I've had a few offers but I'm still 
trying to decide if I want to continue 
to play tennis," he said. 

After he played in a tournament at 
Emporia State, the coach there wan- 
ted Brown to come to Emporia, and 
West Virginia State would also like to 
see Brown transfer to their campus. 
He is in contact with a few other 
schools he has written and talked to. 

"I could go to a four year college, 
play tennis and get my B.A. or just go 
to a trade school which I've been 
thinking about," he said. "I'd like to 
go into fashion merchandise. But 
maybe the killer instinct will come in 
and I'll continue playing tennis at a 
four year college." 

by Joey Wilson 


My backhand is my put-away 


-Frank Brown 

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT- While warming up for the big game, sophomore Tim Liebold gives the 
PULSE photographer a quick smile. Liebold is now participating in Cowley baseball as a pitcher. 
(Photo by Chuck Sigler) 

679 ?36 

Tim Liebold, sophomore, was born 
in Reno, Nevada and lived there until 
he was four, then moved to Wichita 
for four months and finally to Clear- 

Liebold is an 1983 graduate from 
Clearwater High School where he let- 
tered in basketball, football and golf 
for two years. 

Right now he is planning to major in 
engineering and is president of the 
engineering club. As this is his last 
year at Cowley, he plans to go on to 
Wichita State University. 

Liebold comes from a family of four 
sisters, a younger brother, two 
"great" brother-in-laws and "a pair of 
special parents." 

"My parents always told me that if 
you keep God first in your life, you 
will always be able to do whatever 
you really want," Liebold said. He is 
also engaged to be married Aug. 24 
to Ark Citian and former Cowley 
student Trisha Roberts. 

"My whole family has backed 
everything I have accomplished and 
they always will, because they are 
what a family was meant to be," 
Liebold said. 

His hobbies include golf and slow- 
pitch softball. He is participating in 
Cowley baseball as a pitcher but 
originally came on a football scholar- 
ship and played in Cowley's final year 
of the- football program. When the 
Board of Trustees dropped the foot- 
ball program in December of 1983, he 
started playing baseball. But baseball 
isn't second choice for Liebold He 
says it's his first love and he started 
playing football because his school 
didn't have a baseball team. 

"I am playing baseball because I 
want to make a career out of it," 



ove for Liebold 

Liebold; said. 

To Liebold, baseball coach Rick 
Holman is without a doubt the best 
coach he has ever had as far as 
knowledge is concerned and he 
predicts a great 1985 season for the 
baseball team if Holman returns and 
gets the school support needed to 

"There will be 13 freshmen on the 
team and that will be a lot of ex- 
perience for next fall," Liebold said. 

Currently, the Tiger baseball record 

is 3-14 and that's a disappointment to 

"I can sit back and make excuses, 
but the real reason is we didn't play 
hard enough to win. We lost four 
games either in the bottom of the 
seventh or later innings. We could 
easily be at seven wins and ten 
losses, but instead we are 3-14," 
Liebold said. 

the baseball team has to win 12 out 
of the next 18 games in order to go to 
playoffs. The school has a rule for all 

athletic squads that in order to attend 
playoffs, they must have established 
at least a 500 season in regular play. 

Attaining the 500 mark is 
something Liebold thinks the squad 
can do. 

"Greg Heikes is hitting a 480 bat- 
ting average and other guys are 
doing well in other categories, too," 
Liebold said. "I think we'll go to 
playoffs and do pretty good. We sure 
do have the talent to do well." 

by Shelley Gashwazro 

BASEBALL TEAM. FRONT ROW: John Gage, Mickey Holt, Rex Koaster. 
ROW II: Tony Sparks, Harold Befort, Greg Heikes, Andy Mclntire, Brian 

Morris. ROW III: John Kill, Mark Kendrick, Jeff Vaughn, Joey Wilson, An- 
dy DeBoard. ROW IV: Louis OeBoard, Delbert Perry, Tim Liebold, Mike 
Richardson, Jason Gibson, Mike Marker. ^ nO 







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Christmas Vespers 2 

Open House 3 

Queen Alalah 4 

Families of the Year 6 

Richters is Twain 8 

Fall Play 11 

The fall production of the drama 
department, "Everybody Loves Opal," 
featured Judy Randell in the role of 

The comedy, by John Patrick, 
triggered laughter in the audience, 
but sometimes the comedy wasn't 
part of the script. Read more about it 
on page 1 1 . 

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B.J. James 12 

Bonfy Tries Cheerleading 14 

Ed Hargrove is Magic Man . ... 16 

Money makes the world go around. 
If students at Cowley need money, 
whether to finance their education or 
pay their dorms fees, they go and see 
magic man Hargrove. 

Art Gallery 18 

Hunter Profile 19 

Farm Crises 20 

MailatCCCC 24 

Burford Renovation 26 

VICA Work Car Show 28 

Project Care 30 

A Look at the Library 32 

At the end of the street, but not at 
the end of the educational road, the 
Renn Memorial Library offers 23,500 
volumes and a staff that is willing to 
help students. 

Sporty Tigers 

Women's Basketball 33 

Lady Tiger Volleyball 35 

Men's Basketball 36 

Athletic Luck 37 

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DEUCE PLAY-Going up for two against 
the Northeastern Oklahoma Golden 
Norse, Robert "Duce" Jackson wards 
off an attack from Rodney Standridge 
and earns and easy two points. The 
Tigers' spirited play wasn't strong 
enough however, to stop the Golden 
Norse. The final tally showed the Tigers 
down by a disappointing one point, 61- 
60. (Photo by Chuck Sigler) 


Traditional vocal concert kicks-off season 
as holiday mood brings Christmas to Cowley 

By Brian Howell 

PULSE Advertising Manager 

For the second year the walls of 
Galle-Johnson Little Theatre echoed 
with sounds of the traditional Christ- 
mas Concert. 

"Our purpose in holding this 
program is to choose music that, 
somewhere along the line, will 
please the audience," said Kenneth 
Judd, choir director. 

For the past five years, the choir 
and the CowleyCos have been per- 
forming carols, anthems, and modern 
day Christmas music under Judd's 
direction, geared to please a variety 
of listeners. 

"We try to please everybody," said 
Judd. "We like to perform a variety of 
music of various periods, from early 
up to modern time Christmas music." 

For Judd, Vespers is a special per- 

"It's probably my favorite concert of 
the year," said Judd. "It is always a 
very popular concert with kids and for 
a lot of people. Even if they don't like 
music, they like Christmas music." 

Students see the concert as a 
traditional part of the school year. 

"It's a nice tradition to have 
everybody involved. I really enjoyed 
the concert last year," said 
sophomore Kris Roberts. "I also 
thought jtwas nice how they had the 
cookies and punch. I loved it." 

The choirs began practicing early 
with accompanist Stacy Abegg, a for- 
mer student of Judds. 

"She was a student of mine for 
three years in high school and for two 
years at Cowley. She is a very ac- 
complished pianist," Judd said. 

Not all the numbers selected this 

HOLIDAY SPIRIT The CowleyCos perform at the 
Farm/City banquet in the Agri-Business 
building In Novermber. First semester saw the 
group busy with community performances star- 
year are immediately recognized as 
Christmas tunes. The numbers varied 
from "Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem" 
to "I Remember December" to 
favorites like "We Wish You a Merry 

"We try to do a medley of carols the 
audience will know and some people 
will want to sing along with," Judd 

Sophomore Denah Spangler, 
CowleyCos and Choir member, enjoys 
the annual tradition, too. 

ting with the Queen's Tea in early October and I 
ending with the Christmas Vespers the Sunday 
before Final Week. (Photo by Eric Boiler) 

"It gets everybody in the mood for 
Christmas festivities and getting;! 
together with their families which 1 
some people don't see very often," 
Spangler said. 

Vespers at Cowley has become 
-more than the concert. President and 
Lu Nelson have added an open house, 
to the day. 

"I think a nice addition to the 
Vespers is the Nelson's Open House. 
They really go all out on the oc- 
casion," Judd said. 


Nelsons treat college, community 
to home baked cookies, cakes 

By Brian Howell 

PULSE Advertising Manager 

What do 30 pounds of white sugar, 
10 pounds of brown sugar and a pile 
of nuts add up to? The Nelsons' An- 
nual Christmas Open House. 

"My wife goes all out on the 
preparation," said college president 
Gwen Nelson. 

For the past 18 years Gwen and Lu 
Nelson have hosted a reception 
following the Christmas Vespers for 
those attending the concert. 

"It is just a good way to break in the 
Christmas season and early enough 
not to interfere with families," said 
Gwen Nelson. 

The reception has always been at 
the Nelsons' home or at one of the 
campus buildings. 

"In the past we have had it in the 
library or one of the newly opened 
college buildings," said Lu Nelson. 
"We have also had it in our house nor- 
th of the college." 

This has always turned out to be in- 
teresting for the Nelsons. 

"At home we had two separate 
eggnogs and with one containing 
alcohol, it wasn't always easy to end 
the evening," said Gwen Nelson. 

Over the years the reception has 
turned into a family affair with help 
from the Nelson family. 

"My mother has helped until recen- 
tly and now my daughter and her 
children are getting involved," said 
Gwen Nelson. 

Baking for the event usually begins 
in early December to prepare enough 
for the guests. 

"I usually start about a week and a 
half early baking and getting ready," 
said Lu Nelson. 

Another area the Nelsons work on 
is filling their friends in on the open 

"We usually send out 450 in- 
vitations and add Christmas cards to 
our close friends, the Endowment 
Association and city officials," said 
Gwen Nelson. 

Over the last two decades of 
mailing out the invitations the 
Nelsons have encountered a hidden 
rising expense. 

"We can remember when we first 
started, the cost of a stamp was eight 
cents and now, 18 years later, it is 22 

cents," said Gwen Nelson. 

After the invitations have been 
mailed out, the Nelsons begin to get 
response to their mail. 

"We get Christmas cards from all 
over the United States and from such 
countries as Holland and Turkey," 
said Gwen Nelson. 

The cards keep them in touch with 
friends from all over the world and 
the reception gives them a chance to 
share Christmas locally. 

"Christmas is a time when you 
think about people who mean special 
things to you," said Lu Nelson. 

PROFESSIONAL COOKIE MAKERS-Lu Nelson the open house for a number of years and use it 

and granddaughter Cindy get a head start to celebrate Christmas with community and 

while making chocolate drop cookies for the college friends. (Photo by Brian Albertson) 
Nelsons' Open House. The Nelsons have held 


1ADY Dl': 

Friends, family are important 
to Queen Alalah LIV's happiness 

By Chuck Sigler 

PULSE Co-Editor 

"...and Queen Alalah LIV is...," 
said Mistress of Ceremonies, Penny 
LeCate, Diana Blatchford. 

Blatchford ws immediately 
smothered by the loving arms of 
Queen Alalah ill, her sister, Debbie 
(Blatchford) Masterson. 

"All I remember ws trying to hold 
Debbie up," Blatchford said. 

The sisters have always been close 
and Debbie's marriage hasn't 
diminished that feeling. 

"We're closer now that she is 
married than before," she said. "We 
do quite a bit together, like eating out 
or just visiting. She is always 
someone I can talk to." 

Family, friends and doing things for 
people are what make Blatchford 
tick. Her family is something Blat- 
chford values. 

"Our family is really close. If I had 
to, I couldn't pick who I'm closest to, 
we are really a close-knit family," 
said Blatchford. 

Friendship is also an integral part 
of Blatchford's life. 

"Without friends, the world 
wouldn't go around. I like for 
someone to be there when I need 
them, and I like to be needed by 
someone else," she said. 

Blatchford's friends value their 
friendship also. 

"She is one of the best friends I've 
ever had," said Natalie Vinyard. 
"She'd give me her last dime if I 
needed it." 

Blatchford extends her friendliness 
to the community, too. 

"When new people come to town, I 

like to introduce them to people and 
show them around. I'm not shy," said 

Blatchford's friends appreciate her 

"A person her age, you wouldn't 
see as involved in the community as 
she is. Kids our age are usually busy 
with their own lives," Vineyard said. 

Blatchford is pleased with the 
direction her life is going. Following 
her instincts, she enrolled in the 
cosmetology program this year. 

"I love it, I like it better than 
regular college. We are like one big 

family. We cut each other's hair and 
it's fun. You learn a lot and you get to 
meet lots of interesting people." 

Blatchford's friendliness was even 
reflected in her most favorite aspect 
of winning the title of Queen Alalah. 

"The five finalists became closer 
and although we all grew up together 
and went to the same high schol, we 
didn't really know each other like we 
did after we visited in the limousine," 
she laughed. "It didn't really matter 
who won or lost but that we got to 
know each other better and ended up 
liking each other a lot." 

CONGRATS-Tambra Reuther, cosmetology 
major, takes a break from work and checks out 
the latest hairstyles in a fashion magazine. 
Reuther, and her fellow classmates shared the 

excitement of the Queen Alalah LIV selection 
with cosmetology students Queen Diana Blat- 
chford and finalist Kristi Estep. (Photo by Chuck 


American Family shares limelight 
as Cowley Family of the Year 

By John Dalton 

PULSE Staff Writer 

The Beforts and the College are 
almost inseparable. Since shortly af- 
ter they moved here in 1977, there 
has been a Befort who is also a CCCC 
student. Currently, that student is 
freshman Eva, but she's only the 
latest in the list. 

Doreen Befort graduated in 1983 
with an Associate of Arts degree in 
nursing and she was a runner-up for 
Queen Alalah that same year. 
Doreen now attends school at Saint 

Harold Befort graduated in 1985 
with an Associate of Arts degree in 
business. Harold is well known at 
Cowley for being the first 
homecoming king. Currently, Harold 
attends school at Kansas Newman. 

Liz (Befort) Speck graduated from 
Cowley with an Associate of Arts in 
vocal music. She is presently em- 
ployed at The Traveler. 

Eric Befort, Kim Erickson, Judi 
Befort, Alice Erickson, Alan Daniels, 
and Eddie Erickson have all attended 
numerous classes held at Cowley. 

Eva Befort, a freshman, attends the 
College on a softball scholarship and 
is a member of the CowleyCos and 
the choir. 

"I really like Cowley tons better 
than high school," said Eva, "I'm 
always busy. There's lots to do. The 
teachers are real nice." 

Mrs. Erickson is convinced that 
Cowley has served her family well. 

"Cowley is a good foundation for 
college education," she said. 

With such a large family, you might 
think life would be hectic, but it's not. 

AMERICAN FAMILY-Elght members of the Eva Befort family rehearse for their performance at 
the Arkalalah Coronation program. Members of the family have attended Cowley since shortly 
after they moved to Arkansas City in 1977. They were named "Cowley Family of the Year" 
because of their contributions to the College. (Photo by Carl Schultz) 

"It used to be," said Mrs. Erickson, 
"There was always juggling for tran- 
sportation, but not any more. 
Mealtime can be hectic with our 
family being involved with plays, 
sports, school activities, school work, 
and work. If you get your priorities in 
order, then you'll always have time to 
do what you want to do." 

One hobby of the family is singing 
together. They're really another Von 
Trapp family from "The Sound of 

The family singers even have their 
own group name, "The American 
Family" and they were featured at the 
Arkalalah Coronation program. Music 
and singing together are part of their 
family tradition. 

"I grew up in a musical family and 

I'm glad that it has been passed on to 
this family," said Mrs. Erickson, "We: 
even sing when we do the dishes. It's 
just a natural thing. 

But not all of their singing has been 
at home. 

"We've sung at a lot of weddingsj 
and stuff, but I really didn't think' 
about it," said Darryl Befort, "We sing 
a lot at home." 

Mrs. Erickson has directed several 
choirs and Liz has played the piano 
for a few of them. 

The family was excited when they 
were named "Cowley Family of the 

"All of the families nominated were 
outstanding families," said Mrs. 
Erickson, "We are very honored to be 


Family pulls together in tough times, 
Supports father in drive for education 

By John Dal ton 

PULSE Staff Writer 

Chet Logue and his family were 
also thrilled to be selected "Cowley 
Family of the Year." 

When Logue was laid off from 
Cessna, it seemed his family all 
pulled together to make it through. 
Everybody had to carry an extra work 

Logue's mother, Pat Jordan, was 
convinced that attending Cowley was 
exactly what Logue needed. After all, 
it hadn't been too long ago that she 
had decided to attend Cowley and 
that led her to a degree in elementary 
education. But Logue was hesitant 
and he says that she literally took him 
by the hand to the campus, helped 
him enroll, and then paid his tuition 
and books. 

In addition, his mother even found 
time to give good advice. 

"It's so nice to relive some of my 
college days with my son," she said. 

Logue's sons are also proud of him. 

"I'm proud of Dad, because he can 
do just about anything!" said Curtis, 
22. "I hope to follow his footsteps 

His younger 16-year-old son feels 
the same way. 

"I'm proud of him but it takes a lot 
of time away from Sunday night foot- 
ball that we'd like to spend together," 
Kyle said. 

Logue feels fortunate to have the 
his children behind his eduacation. 

"My sons are all very supportive 
and are proud of their 'old man'," he 
said. "It makes getting an education 

Because of his involvement at the 
College Logue's family has learned to 
like Cowley. 

"I really like the Learning Resour- 
ces Center," said Chet, jr. 

Logue's mother continues with her 
overall positive feelings of the 

"It's a peaceful campus and I love 
it," said Jordan. 

Logue and family have all gone 
through some tough times but it has 
been worth it. 

"I admire him for the stamina to be 
able to work full time and go to 

school also," said 25 year-old son 

Logue has gotten more than an 
education while at Cowley. He has 
also made friends. 

"Chet is a really nice person," said 
Chris Vollweider, LRC Instructor. "He 
provides direction and leadership and 
encourages everybody." 

Automotive instructor and VICA 
sponsor, Bob Boggs also feels the 
same way. 

"He is the kind of student, a 
teacher wishes all students were," he 

sophomore, works with HERO, a Heath kit 
robot, in the electronics program. Logue's 

nomination earned his family the "Cowley 
Family of the Year" title. 


Richters revives Twain on stage 
for 150th birthday celebration 

By Bettina Heinz 

PULSE Co-Editor 

Hot water bubbled in the machine 
and the smell of fresh coffee filled the 
air of the dressing room in the Little 
Theatre. Smoking abundantly, Ken 
Richters unpacked dozens of make up 
containers to get ready for his tran- 
sformation into Mark Twain. 

The word of his program "Mark 
Twain on Tour" had spread and the 
Little Theatre was crowded as never 
before. The desperate suggestion to 
put chairs on the stage was rejected, 
but true Twain fans even endured the 
discomfort to stand up through the 
one and a half hour program to see 
Twain live on stage. 

But before Twain in his 150th year 
was ready to appear in front of the 
Cowley audience, Richters had to go 
through a four hour procedure. Star- 
ting with the first of 12 layers of make 
up, the young looking German-Irish 
actor who is actually in his very late 
twenties began putting on age. 

Relating to his career choice, 
Richters admitted, "Girls is how it 
started. I walked down the street and 
found the script of a small summer 
theatre group. I knew where they 
rehearsed and went there to bring 
the script back. As theatre groups are 
always short of male actors, the 
director asked me whether I was in- 
terested in participating. This was at 
the time when I just started noticing 
girls and I looked around and saw 
these women-of course I said yes. 
You must know that I went to a 
Catholic school and was used to girls 
in uniforms; now these 12, 13 year old 
girls seemed like perfect women to 
me," Richters said. 

Richters found out that he not only 

liked girls, but acting, too. He got in- 
volved in local theatre productions 
and semi-professional productions 
while he was still attending Con- 
necticut Public High School. Going on 
to Yale, he became so involved with 
theatre that he quit college as an un- 

"While I was at Yale, I had my first 
show on Broadway, "Promises, 
Promises," that's why I left and never 
returned. Looking back it seems to be 
the most stupidest thing I ever did, 
because nobody could get me back 
today, not even with a gun at my 
head. "Promises, Promises" is still my 
favorite show, it is a musical with 
good music and good choreography," 
Richters said. 

Resting his third cigarette on the 
overcrowded ashtray, Richters took 
out an eyebrow pencil and started 
painting lines to look old. Another 
layer of make up followed, and then 
he started refreshening the lines, a 
process that he would repeat over 
and over in the following hours. 

Being on stage is of nearly unex- 
plainable attraction for Richters. "It's 
hard to say why I like acting so 
much," Richters said. "It's like being 
in love. I enjoy getting on the stage, 
working on movies and films. I like to 
play make-believe. It's probably that I 
still like being a kid playing dress up 
with the parents' clothes. I don't think 
I am a very good actor. I'm com- 
fortable being on stage being an ac- 
tor. Being good changes with the 
style. An actor who was good in the 
fifties is considered a terrible actor 

today. Being comfortable never 

His family enjoys seeing Richters on 
stage or on the screen and they make 
up for his un-ordinary life. 

"My siblings all have real jobs, 
there is a lawyer, a dean of school; 
still I think they enjoy my job, they 
like seeing me on tv. If it's not a really 
upsetting profession like mortician or 
trappist monch, a family is usually not 
too concerned. They might be upset if 
,it was a male prostitute," Richters 

Richters popped his neck, "There is 
mothing better than popping one's 
Jneck, it is even better than sex," and 
covered his face, meanwhile middle- 
jaged, with powder. 

Extra-credit in high school led to 
Richters closer acquaintance and 
jlonglasting love with Twain. 

"The first time I did Twain was in 
high school for extra credit. I used 
white liquid shoepolish in the hair 
and wore a white pharmacist's jacket. 
It was a horrible show," Richters said. 
"After I went on Broadway and star- 
ted doing television work, I moved to 
California working on tv shows; it 
was rather boring and sometimes em- 
harassing so I went back to New York 
to do stage work. I came to think of 
the Twain show I did in high school 
and wanted to do it again." 

Richters wanted to do it right this 
time. He digged into Twain. He spent 
a year on research, interrupted only 
by commercials he made to raise 
money for his show. He read all of 
Twain's published and most of his un- 
published works to end up with six 
hours of material. 
"One show takes approximately 

one and a half hour. As I have six 
hours of material, the show varies 
every day, depending on the audien- 
ce and my mood. I give a show every 
day from September till the day 
before Thanksgiving and then again 
till the middle of December. Then I'll 
go back to California to work and 
then to Hawaii. In spring, I'll be on 
tour with Twain again. This January, 
it'll be my eighth year with Twain," 
Richters said. 

Being on the road brings about 
disadvantages for Richters. 

"I get very tired and very lonely. I'm 
not married-who would have me? It's 
always another hotel, another watch 
Saturday Night Live until I fall asleep. 
The next morning I have to catch my 
flight. Traveling is very difficult, it is 
the worst part of it. You meet 
somebody nice and you are gone in \l 
hours. You can't even keep friends. 
It's tiring, exhausting. Still, there is a 
good side to it. It's great not to have 
to make the bed in the morning, you 
see a lot of places, and you eat well," 
Richters said. 

Richters stopped to soak his fake 
mustache and eyebrows in aceton. 
Lifting up a box, he said, "That's Her- 
man, actually, it's Herman's son." 
Herman is the $1500 white wig which 
is the heart of Richters props. 

After doing Twain for eight years, 
Richters is aware of the similarities 
between him and Twain. 

"I identify with him quite a bit. I'm 
sort of satirical nature and Twain cer- 
tainly was, our sense of humor is very 
much alike as well as the ideals and 
convictions we have. Normally, when 
I perform as a character, the iden- 
tification isn't that strong," Richters 

Richters prefers Twain's later 
works like "Mysterious Stranger," 
"Europe and Elsewhere," and "Letters 
from the Earth." 

"It's just a matter of style, he really 
gets deeper into the human condition 
in his later works. He is trying to 
make people responsible for the 
idealistic things they do. The later 
works show a little more reflection 
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(Continued from page 9) 

than earlier ones," Richters said. 

Richters started brushing his 
moustache with a toothbrush. Talking 
to his moustache, he said, "They 
never had anybody in Ark City talking 
to little pieces of hair in water, I bet." 

Relating to the banning of some of 
Twain's books, Richters displayed 
Twainical humor. 

"I think it is funny. It could be 
discouraging, but it is only a bunch of 
idiots doing it and there is not much 
to do about it. In 1880, Twain was 
banned because blacks weren't liked 
to be equal. 100 years later, he's ban- 
ned for the opposite. So someone is 
not reading correctly. It's rather 
comical. We are not stupid enough to 
start book banning, it is just some 
fanatics in little towns and it doesn't 
mean any danger to the country. The 
only danger there is is to the little 
kids who grow up in an area where 
his books are banned, because they 
are going to grow up to be idiots like 
their parents," Richters said. 

Richters' favorite place is still New 

"I'm half German and half Irish and 
grew up in Connecticut. We moved 
then to New York. It is my favorite 
city, it has a very creative at- 
mosphere. If you just walk down the 
street to get a newspaper, you ap- 

preciate every moment of life, 
because you don't know whether you 
will make it back home." 

Torn between stage and film, 
Richters loves to be on stage because 
he doesn't have to hold back. 

"You can't project very much in 
front of cameras, you have to hold 
back. The most difficult part in the 
transition from stage to film is con- 
trol. Still, it is a very sensual, intimate 
experience to work on a film. One 
line means so much," Richters said. 

Being a full-blooded actor leaves 
not much room for anything else. 

"I don't do a lot besides acting. I do 
some writing, about ten percent of 
the show are pieces I wrote. I enjoy 
watching movies, some of them over 
and over again. I fall in love with a 
drop of a hat. There is nothing better 
in the world than watching someone 
do something well," Richters said. 

He unpacked Hermann and started 
putting on blender to get a receding 
hairline. Lighting up another cigaret- 
te, Richters commented, "I smoke 
most when I start putting on make up. 
I smoke up to one and a half pack a 
day, sometimes a little bit less. I 
never go any place without at least 
two packs of cigarettes." 

Richters got up to get into Twain's 
white suit. "The worst part about this 

show is that I have to bend over for 
one and a half hours, and this every 
day. It ruins my back," he said. 

Richters doesn't share many actors' 
superstition and whistled in the 
dressing room. 

If something bad is going to hap- 
pen, it is going to happen anyway, 
whether I quote Macbeth or not, 
whether I whistle in the dressing 
room or not. It is supposedly bad to 
quote any of Shakespeare's charac- 
ters who died, but especially Mac- 
beth. Macbeth is a big deal. I am 
crazy enough, I don't have to worry 
about what some crazy old bored 
women came up with 900 years ago. I 
have only one superstition - never get 
on a plane when you see flames 
coming out," Richters joked. 

"I feel a little bit of anticipation 
shortly before a show; wonder if the 
audience will like my show, if they 
will be ready to react and whether I 
will react to them. Other than that, I 
don't worry too much. I try not to 
think about it until I'm on stage. The 
less you concentrate, the more com- 
fortable and natural it is," Richters 

Richters grabbed his coffee cup and 
walked backstage. "I need some 
drinks after this show," he said and 
Twain entered the stage. 

Slgler, backstage helper. Ken 
Richters, and Bettina Heinz, 
backstage helper, couldn't help 
laughing when Twain's birthday 
cake caught fire. The cake, which 
was lined with a wooden picket 
fence began to burn with the 150 
candles lit a little prematurely. 
The audience joined in singing a 
hearty "Happy Birthday" to 
Twain. (Traveler photo by Martin 


by Eva Befort 

PULSE Staff Writer 

The stage of the Little Theatre 
looked like a junk yard. Actually, that 
was the effect the drama department 
had tried to create. The fall produc- 
tion "Everybody Loves Opal" featured 
Opal, a dingy old junk collecting lady 
who lived in a tumbled-down mansion 
at the edge of a city dump. 

Opal, played by Judy Randell, 
seemed the perfect victim to the 
three outlaws Brad (Chuck Sigler), 
Gloria (Teresa Day) and Sol (John 
Dalton). The three convicts hid from 
the law while selling phony perfume 
and Opal's house seemed the perfect 

Graduating from Ledar Vale High 
School, Randell brought some drama 
experience along. She was a cast 
member in her senior class play "Dir- 
ty Works at the Crossroads" and in 
the high school play. In "Everybody 
Loves Opal," Randell played the lead 
part of Opal, whom she described as 
a "dingy old junk collector without 
one mean bone in her body." 

As the characteristics of the lead 
character imply, "Everybody Loves 
Opal" had to be a comedy. But the 
funniest parts were not even in the 

Audience, cast love production of Opol 
as Judy Randell portrays key character 

During the final show for example, 
John Dalton spent the entire third act 
on stage with his zipper unzipped. 
Those who tried to cue him to let him 
know failed because of their un- 
controllable laughter. Being on stage, 
Randell found it somewhat difficult to 
stay in character. 

"I chose Judy for the role of Opal 
because she fit the part perfectly. Her 
voice and everything was perfect for 
Opal. She really fit the part," said 
director Sharon Hill. 

Sophomore Randell plans to attend 
K-State next year, but she hasn't 
decided on her major yet. As for the 
future in acting, she might do it "just 
for fun." 

John Patrick's comedy found a good 

response in the Cowley audience. 

"I really enjoyed the play. It was 
fast moving and was filled with wit 
and laughter. I feel it was well cast 
and each actor portrayed their role 
well," said Alice Hobus, secretary to 
the humanities department. 

President and Lu Nelson, who 
seldom miss any dramatic per- 
formance, enjoyed the play, too. 

"I went on Thursday and Friday 
evenings and I enjoyed it very much," 
said President Nelson. "I was a little 
disappointed in the crowd size 
though. I'm sure the cast was, too." 

"I really admired the set," said Lu 
Nelson. "I'd like to know what hap- 
pened to the set afterwards. The play 
was really quite interesting." 


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8 J. expresses himself with music, philosophy 
gets head start on teaching career by tutoring 

By Rick Nichols 

PULSE Staff Writer 

Nearly everybody on campus 
knows William James, better known 
as B.J., as he has this certain aura of 
individualism and uniqueness that 
makes people stick out of the crowd. 
James expresses himself through his 

There are always at least three to 
five people in his room listening to 
James play the guitar. He also plays 
the harmonica and has been playing 
both instruments for about 1 1 years. 

"I've been in such bands and played 
with people like Praxis, Ghosts, Phil 
Lewis, Dennis Robinson, and Jim Mc- 
Murray just to name a few," James 
said. "I've played mostly in Kansas, 
like in Topeka, Colby, Lawrence, Kan- 
sas City, Wichita, and Emporia and 
I've also played in Jackson Square in 
New Orleans." 

James prefers a street corner to a 

"You get money and you don't have 
to worry about contracts. I liked being 
able to play where and when I wan- 
ted to. I liked the freedom of it," 
James said. 

James writes his own songs, but he 
also likes to play songs of his favorite 


"I play for personal enjoyment. My 
own songs are not love songs, instead 
they are songs of reactions towards 
things in society. The artists I like to 
do are Neil Young, John Lennon, 
George Harrison, and Bob Dylan," 
James said. 

One song James wrote is special to 
him because it's about his daughter. 
The song is entitled "April's Song," 
but April is not his daughter's name, 
it's Nicole (Nikki). The song is about 
her and him never meeting each 
other. He feels it would be best that 
way because he doesn't want to 
"mess up her space." 

James' music and life correspond 
with each other. He grew up in the 
'60s in Pauline near Topeka and his 
family lived near the Strategic Air 
Command outside Topeka. He at- 
tended two high schools. 

"My first year of high school I at- 
tended Hayden which was a Catholic 
High School," James said. "I didn't 
want to go into a Topeka high school. 
There was just too much drugs and 
people were freaking out all the time. 
My last three years of high school I at- 
tended a public school, Seaman." 

James graduated from Seaman 

early. He turned 17 in November and' 
graduated in December. In between 
high school and college James kept 
busy with his music, personal studies, 
odd jobs, and travel. 

"During this time I was in the ser- 
vice and I gained some insight into 
the army. My insight taught me how 
to get around things. I also learned to 
hate the army and its whole struc- 
ture. The Vietnam War was just dying 
down and I was really scared," James 

He remembers the '60s well. "I can 
remember where I was when Ken- 
nedy was shot. I even remember Mar- 
tin Luther King Jr.'s assasination and 
the equal rights movement. I was not 
at the age I could do anything about 
it. I even had fear of Goldwater run- 
ning for the presidency," James said. 

In his late twenties, James has: 
decided to attend college to get his 
degrees to teach philosophy. 

"I want to be an instructor of j 
philosophy at the college level," 
James said. He will either attend 
Wichita State University or another 
state university after graduating from 

James is already getting a head 
start by tutoring. 


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ONE OF A KIND STUDENT-B.J. James relaxes 
in his out-of-the ordinary dorm room. He en- 
joys composing songs on the guitar, like April's 

"He is very involved at Cowley, by 
taking part in talent shows, blood 
donations, tutoring and the Students 
Against Famine in Ethiopia Project 
from last year. He is a nice guy and is 
willing to help people to the best of 

Song, which he recently performed at Cowley's 
talent show. (Photo by Brian Albertson.) 

his ability," said sophomore James 

Sophmore Brian Baber agrees. 
"B.J. is always there to help with 
homework or to listen to your 
problems. He is a nice guy, you can 

get along with him. He is like a 
mother and willing to help with 
problems outside of school," Baber 

When he is not studying for classes, 
James enjoys his music and reading. 
"I read almost everything except 
cheap fiction. My favorite author is 
Albert Camus, the book I like best of 
him is "The Plague." 

James enjoys reading about 
philosophy. His philosphy of life is 
that "Life is good karma. You stand 
up or sit down as you like. You mess 
up other people's space and it comes 
down on you." 

He admires the philosopher 

"I like his view of life. I admire him 
because he stood up for his beliefs. 
He even died because of it, but I am 
not that radical," James said. 

Understanding and getting to know 
someone takes some time. Freshman 
Chris Downey thinks he understands 
B.J.'s ways by now. 

"He has an unique personality. He 
is intelligent yet for some people it 
could be beyond norm. He is unor- 
thodox but a really nice guy. You 
have to get to know him before you 
can judge him," Downey said. 

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Editor's Note: Staff writer Devon st-hand experience about Cowley's spirit tops. He was then in- 
Bonfy joined the cheerleading squad cheerleading. What he found out is terviewed about his experience by 
for three practice sessions to gain fir- that there's a lot of effort in making staff writer Michael Shoemaker. 

By Mike Shoemaker 

PULSE Staff Writer 

Cowley saw its first male 
cheerleader when Devon Bonfy 
decided to join the cheerleading 
squad for practice. 

"I was a little bit nervous when I en- 
tered the auditorium, but the girls 
were really nice to me," said Bonfy 
about the three, half hour sessions he 
had with the cheerleading squad. 

The practices started with stret- 
ching exercises to loosen them up. 
Then they got into a circle on the 

auditorium stage to warm up, starting 
with the simpler moves and rotating 
around the circle. 

Bonfy liked practice the most when 
he was doing crazy stuff and the 
cheerleaders would laugh. 

"I felt a little bit stretchier after the 
practices and the mornings after, I 
felt a little sore," Bonfy said. 

The cheerleaders liked having Bon- 
fy at practice, too. 

"It was fun teaching a guy our 
cheers said freshman Julie Turner." 
He was capable of outdoing us at jum- 

ping toe touches." 

First year member Buggy Davis said 
Bonfy's presence at practice made her 
think about the advantages of having 
male cheerleaders. 

"Guys would help us make a better 
squad, we could do a lot more and it 
would look better," Davis said. 

"I became a cheerleader because it 
sounded like fun, and I really like 
cheering at basketball games," Davis 

According to Bonfy, having male 
cheerleaders might be more of a 

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cheerleader Devon Bonfy doesn't anticipate his 
sore muscles yet. Bonfy practiced with the 
cheerleaders to get a taste of what it's like to 
be a spirit raiser. Photo by Chuck Sigler. 

challenge for the men ihor they 
might think. 

"It was really hard to watch those 
girls do things and not be able to do it 
myself. Samantha (Cain) could bend 
her legs around in strange ways like 
Rubberman," said Bonfy. 

The squad consists of sophomores 
Buggy Davis, Kris Roberts, and Sinda 
Wadleigh and freshmen Samantha 
Cain, Jody Davis, Debbie Hobaugh, 
Julie Turner, and Amy Schones. 
Squad sponsor is Wanda Shepherd. 

After being a cheerleader for some 
time, Bonfy made some important 
career decisions. 

"I'll never be a cheerleader, 
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By Karia Galligher 

Hargrove knows the tricks to turn paperwork into cash 
and a busy schedule into fun for his entire family 

PULSE Staff Writer 

For Ed Hargrove, being the director 
of financial aid is a rewarding job. 

"I really enjoy helping students get 
through school, who might not other- 
wise have the chance," said 

The teamwork between Hargove 
and his secretary Lisa Demaree 
makes the paperwork more en- 

"You really don't work for Ed. You 
work with him. A lot of bosses tell 
you what to do and you do it, but Ed is 
really a lot of fun to work for," said 

Hargrove's tasks are many. 

He is financial aid counselor, he 
puts the financial aid packages 
together, he is scholarship chairman 
and responsible for state and federal 
financial aid requests. Beyond that, 
he is women's softball coach. 

Hargrove began coaching softball 
in 1973 and was assistant football 
coach from 1973-1975. In 1978, his 
Amateur Softball Association team 
placed fifth in nationals at Graham, 
North Carolina which was the highest 
finish of a Kansas team ever. 

In 1980, his USSSA went to Kenston, 
N. C. finished ninth out of 92 teams 
and also established a Kansas record. 

Hargrove took over the Cowley sof- 
tball team in the spring of 1985. 

"I enjoy coaching because I like 
being around the athletes and I like 
seeing all of the hard work pay off," 
Hargrove said. 

In the 1985 Fall season the Lady 
Tigers beat the defending Region VI 
champion Barton County and then 
beat K-State twice. 

"I was very pleased with fall after 
beating Barton because they beat us 
last year. I wish we could have 
beaten Hutch but they were playing 

their whole team for spring and we 
weren't because we didn't have 
Lavonna Jacobs and Becky Puetz who 
were both named All-Region players 
so we weren't up to full strength," 
Hargrove said. 

This spring Hargrove will be 
assisted by Pam Mattingly and she, 
too, thinks he's a good coach. 

"Ed is an excellent coach. He is very 
knowledgeable about the game. He 
t treats his players how they deserve to 
be treated. If they deserve praise 
then he'll give it to them, but if they 
don't, he'll sit them down and find out 
what's going on," Mattingly said. 

According to Mattingly, Hargrove 
had a big influence on her when she 
was a student. 

"He was one of the biggest reasons 
that I went to school at Cowley. He 
was my inspiration as a player and as 
a student. I really enjoy working with 
him because if there is a coaching 
decision he will ask me what I think. 
When I was a student I learned a lot 
from him and I'm putting what I lear- 
ned then to work now coaching 
alongside him," Mattingly said. 

Hargrove also cares about the girls' 
future after they leave Cowley. 

"They tell me the three schools they 
would like to attend most and I get in 
touch with them for the girls. We had 
four sophomores last year and I could 
have helped all of them into school to 
play ball if they wanted to but only 
one went to play ball. Merrie-Pat 
Reynolds went to play at Sterling. " 

Helping the students find a four- 
year school to transfer to is a part of 
the job that Hargrove enjoys. 

"The reason I do this is that it's part 
of my job to help them after they 
leave Cowley if they want to continue 
their education," Hargrove said. 

Players appreciate Hargrove's ef- 
forts at making the team easy to 

belong to. 

"Ed is a good coach because he tells 
it how it is and we play better as a 
team when everyone is laid back and 
just having fun," said Buggy Davis a 
returning pitcher for the Tiger softball 

Hargrove is positive about the 
spring season. 

"We'll do very well because the 
girls from volleyball will add depth. 

Buggy will be very goood for us. Our 
number one goal is to win the 
Jayhawk Conference and then Region 
VI. Our long range goal is to go to 
Nationals in Michigan and do well," 
said Hargrove. 

Hargrove has been married to head 
volleyball and basketball coach Linda 
Hargrove for 15 years. They have two 
children Tara, 13, and Brian, 9. 

"I try to spend as much time as I can 
with my family. I coach Brian's Little 
League basketball team in the winter 
and his Little League baseball team in 
the summer. I also work with Tara on 
her softball. I would like to see them 
stay in athletics playing and 
coaching," Hargrove said. 

Besides keeping busy with the girl's 
softball team, Hargrove is always 
busy with the "Earlybird Lions Club." 

The Earlybirds' main goal is to help 
low income families with their sight 

"We buy glasses tor eiemeniary, 
junior high, and senior high students 
who can't afford them," said 
Hargrove. "Another project we do is 
home winterizing for low income 

"To become a Lion, you have to be 
invited by another Lion. I was invited 
by Ben Cleveland (carpentry in- 
structor)," said Hargrove, "I haven't 
swallowed any goldfish, but I have 
paid my dues." 


By Mike Shoemaker 

PULSE Staff Writer 

A two year dream of Doug Hun- 
ter's, to have an art gallery for 
students to exhibit their works, has 
finally come true. 

Constructed outside the art 
room, on the lower level of Galle- 
Johnson, the gallery will display 
works from ceramics to paintings. 

"This is our mini-gallery and 
hopefully we'll be able to build it into 
a larger exhibit," said Hunter. Started 
in September, the gallery has been 
structured out of security reasons, to 
allow it to be put up and taken down 

The art works are displayed 
whenever an individual or a class 
completes an assignment. 

According to Hunter, students go 
through a difficult process when 
creating. The first step is working up 
the idea, which includes searching 
through magazines and books, 
looking at photographs and other 
paintings, and creating out of their 
personal ideas. The final step is 
creating the work in their prefered 
art medium. 

Mini gallery offers 
artwork exhibition 

A work can take a few days or up to 
a couple of months, depending upon 
how detailed it is. 

"It'll take nearly seven weeks until 
I'm happy with it," said Toni Davison, 
beginning oil painter, about one of 
her first paintings. She found a pic- 
ture, liked it, and with Hunter's help 
she added a three-dimensional touch 
with real lace becoming part of the 

"Mr. Hunter is an excellent in- 
structor, who gives a lot of help," said 
Davison. "The gallery inspires studen- 
ts to do better work," she added, 
"because showing their work makes 
them proud of it." 

Art student Melissa Rominger 
finished a big acrylic painting. 

"I looked through art magazines 
and found pictures that caught my 
eye. I blew it up on paper from a 
projector. Then I started painting it 
with acrylics. I used the same colors 
the original had, as close as possible. 
Right now, I have four art works ex- 
posed, one acrylic, two water color 
and one pencil drawing. I like to cap- 
ture something on paper. I like the 
gallery because it's a good way of 
exposing the talent we have at the 
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Q. What is important to you next to art? 
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first year, the last four years I have been the head women's 
softball coach. I also work a lot with the community, in ad- 
vertising, at Arkalalah and com munity fairs." 
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• Nation needs skilled farming students 

By Bettina Heinz 

PULSE Co-Editor 

All over the nation, farmers face 
bancruptcy, but for the 20 Cowley 
students currently enrolled in 
agriculture, farming still comes first. 
They know their job won't be easy, 
but they are convinced that it is worth 

For Devon Bonfy, there is 
something to farming which makes 
the hard work enjoyable. Since his 
father decided to go into farming, he 
got insight into a farme's life. 

"My father has a couple of 
thousand pigs, 80 cows and 60 acres 
of milo," Bonfy said. "He enjoys it, 
because he is his own boss, he does 
what he wants to. He used to be a 
plant manager at AC Packing Co, but 
this was a lot of stress and he quit af- 
ter a while. Now he is serious into 
hog farming. The stress is about the 
same, but he enjoys it more." 

"There is just something about it," 
Bonfy continued, "you are out there, 
up to the knees in mud, your butt is 
frozen and it is real hard work, but 
when you look back, you just like it. I 
might do it later on." 

Yet, students who decide to go into 
agriculture have to consider which 
would be the best way to do it. Liking 
farming doesn't do it all. It seems the 
chances are better the more college 
education and degrees one has. 

"My father wants me to get a 
couple of agri-business degrees and it 
is going to be tough. Only the good 
managers in farming are surviving, 
they say, but even they are going out 
of business," Bonfy said. 

Though Cowley offers a 
widespread agriculture program, the 

effect of the national crisis is felt. 
Agri-business instructors Larry Sch- 
wintz and Richard Tredway see the 
reflection of the farmers' dilemma in 
their enrollment rate. 

"This year, over 20 students are 
enrolled. This number is down over 
the last three years and there is a 
rather direct correlation of the 
enrollment and the agricultural 
economy, "Tredway said. 

Everybody agrees that the farmers 
are in deep trouble, but when it 
comes to naming reasons or even 
proposing solutions, opinions clash. 
And though the troublespots seem to 
be obvious, it apparently is difficult to 
decide which is the major one. 

"The simple man ends up paying all 
the bills in America," sang John 
Cougar Mellencamp at the Farm Aid 
Festival. Yet there is some truth to it, 

the problem is not that simple. 

For Tredway, three problems are 
the main troublespots for farmers 

"First, agriculture business 
operates on narrow margins con- 
cerning profit, even in good times," 
Tredway said. "Right now, there has 
been a tremendous devaluation oc- 
curing in the equity of agricultural in- 
dustry, a decrease in the land value." 

The value of farmland represents 
the farmers' ability to borrow and is 
therefore of tremendous importance. 
Now it is 17 percent down from 1982 
to $679 an acre. Though it sounds 
contradictory, a main reason for the 

crisis is that the farmers work ef- 

"The farmers work too good. They 
produce a surplus, as they are very 
industrious and are not able to move 

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the surplus into the world trade," 
Tredway said. 

"Then, our nation geared up for 
expensive export a decade ago. Now 
we are not able to export as much as 
we are able to produce. The abilities 
of other countries to produce, to com- 
pete with us is stronger, they have in- 
creased their domestic production," 
Tredway continued. 

Export is really a major 
troublespot. The grain exports are 
down 23 percent from 1981, from 
$43.8 billion to $33.3 billion in 1985. 

There are several reasons for it. 
First, there is the quality factor, Corn, 

BEEFY MESSAGE-Troubled farmers use tags 
and bumperstickers to focus public attention on 
their problems. As food prices are high, con- 
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soybeans and wheat loaded with dirt 
or in poor condition arrive in foreign 
ports. American farmers should 
realize their reputation is determined 
by what arrives in the foreign port, 
not what leaves the American port, 
according to a Kansas farmers' jour- 

Second, the strength of the dollar is 
an obstacle, because other countries 
offer export goods at a lower price. 

Third, the competition has 
changed. Buyers who used to only 
threaten, now really take their 
business elsewhere. Australia, 
Canada, Argentina, Europe, Brazil 
and China offer better products or a 
better price or both. 

In Kansas, farmers generality share 
the problems farmers have nation- 
wide, but they have some specific 
reasons to worry in addition to that. 

"Our unique problem is that we are 
in a high risk area, as the weather is 
not stable. One of three years is 
usually a bad one, but actually we 
had several bad years in a row, 
Tredway said. "Also, the farm 
programs are not announced early 
enough. We have the crop planted 
before the program is available." 

The Farm Policy Reform Act 
initiated by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-lowa 
proposed strict government control 
on how much to sell. By narrowing 
down to the traditional controversy 
whether it is better to control the 
market or back a free market 
development, the specific farming 
problems vanished into the 

The question how to solve the far- 
mers' dilemma has started a national 
controversy. Democrats and 
Republicans came up with different 
ideas, Reagans's farm bills were 
defeated, rejected and finally ac- 

The government tries to help and 
the nation realizes that the farmer is 
in trouble. The farm bills aimed to cut 
down dairy and sugar price supports 

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and the proponents backed them 
because they said it would guarantee 
a steady supply of food at a consistent 
price to the consumer; they also 
feared that more price support would 
only encourage farmers to produce 
more and more. 

The Farm Aid Concert which was 
organized by Willie Nelson and John 
Cougar Mellencamp in Champaign, 
III. was billed as a "non-political" con- 
cert, though the organizers did wave 
the Harkin banner. Still, its effect on 
the farm situation wasn't too con- 
vincing. They received $15 million of 
donations, which will be used to help 
small farmers in need, to support 
transitional needs for farmers who 
lost their farms, to provide legal 
assistance and to improve public 

Improving public awareness was 
probably the greatest effect the con- 
cert had. It attracted 78,000 fans, but 
most of them came to hear country or 
rock 'n roll and showed little interest 
in the information stands about the 
farmers' dilemma. The concert did 
provide a lot of emotional support to 
concerned farmer families, but it 
showed that Aid concerts can wear 
out and if there are too many, they 
will lose their effect. 

Because of the drastic change on 
farming, the Cowley program has ad- 
justed to the situation. Students who 
decide to go into farming have three 

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options at Cowley. 

"They can either go into agri- 
business, which means selling 
products to farmers or dealing with 
farming products or they can go into 
the basic industry-work with 

livestock and crops, probably work on 
the family farm," Tredway said. 

"The third option is to start at 
Cowley and Then go on to a four-year 
school to get a degree in one of the 
many fields of agriculture, eyen 
research. The "workblock" is part of 
the first two options and aims at 
giving students the opportunity to 
gain practical experience. The 
students work in two eight week 
blocks, this time usually falls into the 

summer and part of the fall," Tred- 
way said. 

Students on the workblock will 
receive on-the-job training in addition 
to classroom work. They work either 
on their family's approved farming 
operations or on other approved 
training stations with pay. 

With the trend, the outlook of the 
agricultural department at Cowley 
has changed, too. 

"We have stressed more and more 
the business aspect," Tredway said. 
"The program has changed a great 
deal, it is more agricultural 
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future farmers have control over the 
business operations, because this will 
help in difficult times." 

According to Schwintz, trained far- 
mers will be needed to provide food 
and fiber and improve the en- 
vironment. The population is in- 
creasing, but the area of land is 
shrinking. At Cowley, they will 
receive both practical training and 
classroom instruction. 

Bumperstickers with the message 
"Eat Beef" point to another 
troublespot: the food prices are high 
and people tend not to buy expensive 

"The food prices are considered to 
be very high in the United States," 
said Schwintz. "U.S. consumers spend 

Despite its problems, agriculture 
remains one of the most important in- 

"It is a major basic industry and the 
wealth of the nation depends on 
major basic industries which produce 
raw materials," Tredway said. 
"Secondly, it is a food industry; as an 
industry it will be carried on. It is a 
rapidly changing industry, a great 
number of changes have occured 
recently. The whole situation has 
changed since the oil embarqo of 
15-20 percent of their income on food. 
Compared to other countries it might 
seem high, but I think it is more the 
priorities the U.S. consumer sets; a 
car, a mobile home or a boat are con- 
sidered to be necessary elements of 
life today." 

1978. The fertilizer the farmers need 
is connected with fuel which led to in- 
creased input and a high inflation, 
while the land prices were pushed to 
peaks. They ended up far beyond the 
possibility to pay for your land with 
your income." 

Even though in industrialized 
nations people tend to forget about it, 
the food production branch is the 
backbone of the country. 

"One thing we are never going to 
shut down is farming. We will always 
have to eat; farming cooperations are 
different to look at than General 
Motors or Chrysler. The scary thing is 
that we don't have young people to 
come and learn it, " Schwintz said. 

Though the current situation of the 
farmers is discouraging, students 
who are interested in agriculture 
shouldn't give the idea up. They will 
be needed sooner or later. 

"There is a void in skilled labor 
now. If the crisis gets better, and it 
will get better, though it might take a 
couple of years, we will need trained 
people. Farming has advantages, 
especially for everyone who likes to 
be his or her own boss. Parents might 
look differently at it now, but we 
really need students who will be 
ready in three or four years," Sch- 
wintz said. "After all, I have been 
raised on a farm and have a farm 
right now. I know that the old saying 
that "you can take a person out of the 
country but not the country out of a 
person" is true." 

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Mail makes my day 

By Janine Wells 

PULSE Staff Writer 

"Mail Call!" is one of the most 
anxiously awaited announcements of 
the day. And when the word is out 
that the mail has come in to the 
Nelson Student Center, look out for 
the stampede! Freshmen literally run 
to see if they have received a letter or 
card to make their day. 

"I wait all day long to see if I've 
received any mail for the day," said 
freshman Tina Light. "And when it 
finally comes, the result can make or 
break my day." 

Getting mail is a source of security 
for freshman Scott Pederson. "It 
makes me feel remembered and 
missed; yet it can also bring on a 
strong rush of homesickness. 

Mail is a part of dorm director Pam 
Mattingly's day, too. "Mail is an 
everyday importance to the kids, 
because they are on their own and a 
letter can make them feel remem- 
bered by their family. I enjoy putting 
the mail out," Mattingly said. 

The mailboxes on the wall can be 
your enemy though. When you have 

to walk by these boxes everyday, you 
get your hopes up that maybe, just 
maybe, today will be the day that you 
will get mail. The excitemet builds as 
you turn your combination to the right 
numbers: 24 to the right, "Did he 
remember my adress?" 12, three 
times to the left, "I should be getting 
a letter from mom." 16 one time back 
to the right, "She better have writen 
back, since I wrote her last!" 

Opening her mailbox means 
minutes of suspense for Susan 

"I can't stand the suspense of when 
I'm opening my mailbox, waiting to 
see whether or not I got mail," said 
freshman Oliphant Every time I 
walk toward my mailbox, feelings of 
hope, doubt and dread flow through 
my mind. I always shut my eyes as I 
open my box; but after a few minutes 
of tense suspense I open my eyes and 
peer in; so after a few days of getting 
no mail and the torture it causes I 
have learned to despise these tin 
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"Whenever I don't get mail, I feel 
like kicking or shooting the mailbox, 
as if it is its fault that I didn't receive 
any mail," said Tammy Wyant, fresh- 

Mail can also cause a rift between 
you and your roommate! Jealousy 
over who gets the most mail is con- 

"There is always a friendly com- 
petition going on between my room- 
mate and me over who gets the most 
mail. When she gets mail and I don't, 
I take her letter so she can't have the 
thrill of opening her mailbox and 
seeing that she got mail and I didn't," 
said Julie Unruh, freshman. 

Over all, mail is an important part 
of a college freshman's day. Whether 
or not you get a letter can make a big 
difference in your day. 

"When I get a letter it really makes 
my day," agreed freshman Pam Fritz. 
"I smile at everybody and show them 
my letter. I also make sure my room- 
mate knows that I got mail and then I 
try to make her jealous. Getting a let- 
ter makes me do better all day." 

So the next time you are passing 
through the dorms and you hear 
shouts of joy or cries of despair, don't 
worry, it is just a freshman picking up 
his mail. 

SUSPENSE Freshman Sh«lly Maupin is 
anxiously peering into her mailbox. Will it be 
empty? (Photo by Eric Buller.) 

NEW FROM HOME-Sophomore Cathy Kirkland 
and freshmen Charlotte Talkington and Chris 
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home. Mail goes up in the College Dormitory at 
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Burford theatre expands, renovates 
to update local entertainment scene 

By Rick Behrens 

PULSE Staff Writer 

At a time when silent films 
dominated the screen and the cost to 
see one was a dime, the Burford 
Theatre was built. 

Bob Reynolds, a veteran of early 
Ark City, commented on the con- 
struction of the Burford. 

"The Burford was built as the finest 
theatre between Chicago, Oklahoma 
City, and Houston." 

Reynolds remembered the 
theatre's versatile use for en- 

"The Burford Theatre held regular 
stage shows with minstrels. Com- 
mercial artists worked in the down- 
stairs area to produce billboards with 
Hollywood pictures." 

The first bit of modernization to the 
theatre came between 1935 and 1936 
with the addition of an air con- 
ditioning system. Blocks of ice were 
dropped into manholes behind the 
theatre in the alleyway. The resulting 
cold water was pumped to the roof 
and diffused through large fans, thus 
cooling the interior. 

Bill Welton, one of the Burford's 
more ambitious managers who 
managed it from 1949 to 1976, 
reminisces about the theatre's long 

"In 1951 hardback seats were put in 
which lowered the auditorium's 
capacity from 1250 seats to 950. Also, 
I know after the Burford was built, a 
pipe organ was going to be put in, 
then talking pictures came out and 
the need for an organ was out." 

According to Welton, the Burford 
now has great potential to continue to 
please its audiences. 

"With the B&B theatre company 
getting the movies, the Burford will 
be showing films much closer to their 
release dates so they will be able to 
take advantage of television ad- 

Now, 61 years after the cement 
foundation was laid, the Burford has 
again undergone major alterations to 
accomodate new audiences and the 
vision of the new owners, B&B (Bagby 
& Bills). 

Eric Olson, present manager of the 
Burford stands in the newly con- 
structed projection booth quickly 
threading film through the projector 
in preparation for the next showing. 
Looking up for a moment, he com- 
ments on the Burford's new 

"When Commonwealth Theatres 

began migrating their business t< 
larger cities, B&B began foci 
their business in the small city. 
Burford became one of several 
theatres centered in the Mis«: 
and Kansas area. It was bougr 
part of a three theatre deal 
Commonwealth in Novemberj 

Kindred construction com[ 
received the renovation contracl 
work which began last April finii 
in August. 

After pulling out most of the s 
to be repainted red, sound r. 
walls were built as partiti 
dividing the auditorium into tlj 
smaller cinemas. 

After a few minor details like I 
painting the elaborate trimi 
lining the upper portion of the ce 

FIRST IMPRESSION-Remodeling of the lobby of the Burford Theatre Included a lower ceil 
moving the ticket booth and improved lighting. The remodeling also brought three theatre 
the area to serve movie buffs. (Photo by Brian Albertson) 

Fast food at a glance 

One hundred fast food surveys were 
distributed to Cowley County Community 
College students during the 10:10 class on Mon- 
day, Wednesday and Friday. 

Of the surveys distributed, 80 were returned 
and are included in the information here. 

According to the results of the survey, most 
students eat out an average of one to three times 
a week and spend about $2.50-$3.50 per meal. 
Wendy's ranked as the favorite CCCC student 
fast food choice and Taco Tico turned up as the 
students' second choice. McDonald's was ranked 

third by the students. 

If the students could have their favorite meal 
it would be from a number of the fast food 

Phantom diner sizzles at steak house 

By Devon Bonfy 

PULSE Staff Writer 

The night air was cold and wet, the 
dinner was tasty and the decor was 
fitting for a steak dinner. I parked 
'Ole Hoss' (1965 Skylark) underneath 
the Western Sizzlin' sign in Winfield 
and walked inside at a hungry pace. I 
still wonder where they got all of the 
antiques that lined the walls. There 
were tools, pictures, signs and other 
old things that enhanced the interior 
mood. Everything was so enteresting 
because of its age and authenticity. I 
enjoyed the atmosphere the decor 
created, because it made me feel 
relaxed and right at home. 

It was impressive how quick and 
simple it was to order. I ordered a six- 
shooter steak with French fries, salad 
and a coke. 

The salad bar was well displayed 
and stocked. All of the fruits and 
vegetables were fresh. It was hard 
deciding what kind of salad I would 
prepare because of the large varity of 
"makin' " there were to choose from. 
I could have just sat down and made a 
meal of the fresh fried okra and sliced 

I was just setting aside my salad 
bowl when the waiter arrived with my 
steak and fries platter. His ap- 
pearance was well timed but he was 
dressed in a tastless white shirt un- 
bottoned about three notches. After 
he brought me my food he didn't 
come back to check on me any more 
so I was unable to take advantage of 
the free refills on soft drinks. 

The steak was prepared to by exact 
specs and was palatable. It was ten- 
der, with enough juices left over for 
my Texas toast to sop up. I was disap- 

pointed in the fries. They were bland 
and, unlike the steak, they needed a 
lot of seasoning. 

I walked away from the table with 
a full belly and an almost satisfied, 
palate. The meal was just over the $8 

mark which was reasonable for what 
I had. The decor, steak and salad bar 
were excellent but due to the less 
than acceptable fries and the service, 
I rate Western Sizzler an 8 on a 10- 
point scale. 

WHO WILL BE NEXT-on the list of the phantom diner? The mysterious visitor is getting 
ready to rate Western Sizzlin's menu. Photo by Chuck Sigler. 



Janni's is fast food fashion 

By Sandy Wood 

Frozen yogurt seems to be the new 
trend in food of the 1980's. Places of- 
fering this delicacy are opening all 
over the United States. The closest 
one to the people of Ark City is that of 
Janni's, located on North Summit. 

Janni's opened Sept.l, 1985 to the 
public. It is now receiving business 
from all ages. "We serve to 
everyone. It is a total market that 
consumes the frozen yogurt. It ap- 
peals to everyone, young and old. 
Yogurt is a nutritious snack for 
children, it can be a light lunch in 
place of a meal, and can be easily 
digested by the elderly," said Janni's 
owner, Jan Peterson. 

"We wanted to open a new place 
here that would be different," Peter- 
son continued, "My husband and I 
wanted this to be an asset to Ark City 
and to serve a healthy product to our 

The frozen yogurt contains only 
thirty calories per ounce. It is 98 per- 
cent fat-free and also has 40 percent 
less calories than ice cream. It is 
made of all natural ingredients, 
without additives. The carbohydrates 
that yogurt contains is only the 
natural sugar found in milk, lactose. 
"It's better to eat than ice cream 
because of the calories. That's if you 
don't add all of the extra stuff on top 
of it though/commented Denah 
Spongier, sophomore. 

The product is delivered to Janni's 
in what looks like a carton of milk. It 
is processed at a dairy and is flavored 
there. "There is also a natural flavor 
that we get. We can add different 
things to it for different flavors. I add 
frozen lemon concentrate to it at 
times which makes lemon yogurt," 
explained Peterson. "When it comes 

ANTICIPATION-Randy McNett, Carol Won- 
ser, Brian Albertson and Brian Reed sample 
frozen yogurt at Janni's. The new frozen yogurt 

shop opened in Arkansas City at the beginning 
of the fall and has been a favorite snack spot 
for some of the students. (Photo by Chuck 

to us we pour it in a machine that 
whips it and freezes the yogurt. It is 
all a very interesting process." 

Frozen yogurt was created in 1977 
by three brothers. They developped 
the recipe with the help of their 
mother and started selling soft frozen 
yogurt. The yogurt business began in 
Oregon and is spreading across the 
nation. "It's popular in Texas and just 
now reaching here," said Peterson. 
"I feel that it will go over real well." 

Janni's got it's name from the 
owner. "It seemed to be a catchy 
name for this type of business, so we 
used it," explained Jan Peterson. 
"Our logo is 'The gourmet yogurt... for 
ice cream lovers' and I think that cat- 
ches the eye also." 

Julie Rademacher, an employee of 
Janni's, commented on the work that 
she does, "It's fun, I get to meet a lot 
of people. Frozen yogurt is different 
so I have to do quite a bit of ex- 
plaining to people. At first I didn't 
think I would like the taste, but it's 
better than ice cream." 

Janni's features different flavors 
every day. "We always run chocolate 
and vanilla and chocolate-vanilla 
swirl. These seem to be the most 
popular of the flavors," commented 
Peterson. "We also have a drive-thru 
window so it makes it easier for 

Parfaits, pies to order, cookies, 
sandwiches, shakes, malts, and 
banana splits can be found made 
from the frozen yogurt. "We sell a lot 
of shakes and sundaes," Rademacher 
said. "We can do anything with 
frozen yogurt that you can do with ice 

According to Peterson, "Frozen 
yogurt is 'the healthy alternative' to 
ice cream. ..a delicious treat that's 
smooth and creamy, low in calories, 
carbohydrates and nutrionaUy 

Sophomore Lora Goldston, agrees 
with the taste of frozen yogurt. "It 
doesn't have the sweet, sticky taste 
of ice cream. It tastes pretty good. I 
like it and people should try it." 

Cartoon violence spoils children 

By John Dalton 

PULSE staff writer 

Last Saturday morning, I got up 
from bed, fixed myself a bowl of 
cereal, and sat in front of the 
television, hoping to see cartoons 
that I hadn't seen since I was a child. 

Instead of seeing Bugs Bunny and 
Porky Pig I watched almost an hour of 
shooting, fighting, and killing. As I 
sat there I thought, "And this is what 
every kid wakes up to every Saturday 
morning? I should have stayed in 
bed!" * 

Instead of seeing my old favorites, I 
saw things like the ever-fighting 
Gobots and the non-stop Galactic 
Guardians. You can even see the 
hair-raising Dungeons and Dragons. 
Or how about the Droids Adventure 
hour? All of these cartoons were full 
of violence. 

If I had really wanted to see all of 
the violence I could have turned to 
another channel. I thought Saturday 
morning cartoons were for children. 
Not all-star wrestlers. 

Parents who are concerned about 
television and how it can effect their 
children don't stand alone in their 
battle for better children's programs. 
There are organizations such as Ac- 
tion for Children's Television (ACT). 
ACT is a Boston-based organization 
trying to clean up children's 

ACT was born in the living room of 
Peggy Charren's home. A concerned 
mother of two, she decided in 1968 
that it was time to begin a war again- 
st violence on television. She con- 
tacted her friends and neighbors and 
soon the upset mother and her family 
became a nationally recognized force 
for better children's programs. 

Guns, hammers, laser beam 
machines and axes-.aH of these 
weapons are frighteningly close to 

some child in his or her life, 
somewhere along the line. 

A two-year old boy had just 
finished watching Saturday cartoons. 
After seeing one cartoon character 
kill another cartoon character with a 
gun, the boy found a loaded gun. 
Yelling "Bang, bang, Daddy," the boy 
happily pulled the trigger, not 
knowing what would happen. 

School teachers see what happens 

every Saturday morning on cartoons 
without even watching them. They 
can see Captain Marvel or Superman 
in play each day, karate cuts and all 
as children mimic what they've wat- 
ched as entertainment. 

Concerned parents should sit down 
with their children and watch a few of 
these cartoons together, so that they 
know what their children are wat- 
ching every Saturday morning. 

hall, the Burford's renovation was 

The new look and capacity for more 
variety in movies has attracted larger 
evening crowds. 

"It has really paid off. At first I 
thought it would look like garbage, 
now I think it looks great," confesses 

Although the Burford has seen 
several major alterations it still 

GOOD LOOKS-The snack bar at the Burford 
also underwent renovation this summer as part 
of the remodeling of the old facility. The ticket 
booth now stands as a part of the snack bar 
area for patron convenience. (Photo by Brian 

retains some of the essence of its 


"You can still see the old theatre," 

said Olson as he glances out the front 

doors observing the multicolored 
glow of the marquee showing on the 
pavement. "Some of the older people 
can still see the old auditorium within 
the new ones as it looked years ago. 
The angle at which the auditorium 
slants and outer walls of the outer 
cinemas are still the same, only pain- 
ted with cloth covering them." 

Amid the bold appearance of the 
Burford, Olson mentions a change he 
would have liked to have seen done. 

"I would like to have seen the up- 
stairs maintained. " 

Standing in line to see "Weird 
Science," a theatre patron, Cathy 
Bradshaw, said she likes the new Bur- 

"I'm glad that Ark City now has 
three cinemas. In a time when more 
movies are being made, there should 

be more theatres to accomodate 
them," she said. 

According to Olson, the Burford 
Theatre's future appears brighter 
than ever. 

"I think that within the next five 
years, the upstairs will be renovated 
into use," said Olson. "I also believe 
that of the 23 theatres in the B&B 
chain, the Burford will become the 
flagship theatre mainly due to the 
diversified interests of the Ark City 
audience. There are always people 
interested in the movies being 
shown, unlike some cities where the 
population is geared towards a cer- 
tain genre of films." 

The front door opened as a group of 
laughing kids scuttled in, behind 
them their parents, all attracted by 
the welcome smell of hot, buttered 

With a smile of satisfaction Olson 
turned toward the family and said, 
"This is what it's all about." 

Christmas presents made in Hollywood 

This Christmas season the box of- 
fice will play host to several potential 

The end of the year will feature a 
new Spielberg presentation of 
"Young Sherlock Holmes," a film 
about Holmes and Watson as young 
fledgling detectives eager for 

Another sure thriller is "Rocky IV," 
the latest Stallone film depicting the 
famous fighter in his "greatest" 
challenge, an international match 

with a powerful Soviet boxer. 

"Jewel of the Nile" brings Michael 
Douglas and Kathleen Turner from 
"Romancing the Stone" back for 
another elaborate adventure. 

Musicals are cinema rarities in the 
'80s. Richard Attenborough, however, 
runs against the tide to bring to the 
screen a film adaption of the Broad- 
way musical "A Chorus Line." 

The makers of "Superman" have 
dreamed up another fantasy, "Santa 
Claus: The Movie," starring Dudley 

Moore and John Lithgow. 

From Disney studios comes "One 
Magic Christmas," full of all the hopes 
and dreams that have played suc- 
cessful themes in their previous films. 

And speaking of old Disney films, 
there will be a re-release of the 1961 
"101 Dalmatians." 

Yes, this Christmas season will 
prove to be a memorable one for the 
box office, with special films for all 
ages as welcome Christmas presents 
made in Hollywood. 

A - * I A CCIf'C* VICA makes money by helping Tumbleweeds 
^ L/AOO I V*0 • Pro/ecf h e / ps fi nance c/yb's activities 

By Ch*t Logu* 

PULSE Stoft Writer 

Through a hazy morning mist, 
slowly a strange sight crept quietly 
down Summit. Bright chrome 
sparkled in the beams of the street 
lights. The town was still asleep, and 
then, Vroooooom here they were, 
cars from 1915 to the present in all 
their glory. 

This is what VICA club members 
were doing on the weekend of Oct. 
29- 30. 

To work the "Last Run" is an annual 
money-making project for the VICA 
club. It was VICA's second year to 
help the Tumbleweed Club, sponsors 
of the show. 

The first year they manned the 
gates and collected donations of 50 
cents per head, making $1 ,200. 

The city contacted the Tumbleweed 
Club and complimented them on how 
well the park was cleaned up and 
with that the auto club voted to have 
VICA do it this year as well. 

While the weather was bad this 
year, the club still took in $900. The 
money brought in this year will go for 
the VICA trip to Topeka for citizenship 

They will stay all night there and 
tour the State Capitol. The last two 
.years those who went got to sit in the 
chairs of the state supreme court 

Part of the money will go toward 
paying expenses for nationals where 
they will compete for awards. 

Danny Fisk, public relations man 
for Tumbleweeds, appreciated the 
VICA effort. 

"VICA did a fantastic job during the 
auto show, even in the wind and rain. 
The young men and women represen- 
ted the college very well," Fisk said. 

Fisk wasn't the only one who ap- 
preciated the efforts of the VICA 

"Vica did an outstanding job. They 
are an asset to the community," af- 
firmed John Palmaray from Tum- 

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presented at the 1985 Tumbleweed Car Show 
brought crowds to Ark City and work to the 
local VICA members. Despite rain and wind, 
club members found working the gate at the 
event a good way to build public relations in 
the community while raising money for their 
organization's activities. (Photos by Brian 

The Department of Industrial- 
Technology has recently benefitted 
from equipment received as a result 
of grants being awarded the College. 
The equipment helps keep the hands 
on portion of instruction up to date 
and that allows the department to 
continue to provide efficient on-the- 
job training for students. 

The welding department received a 
plasma arc machine, which is a 
sophisticated welding machine while 
carpenting students are working with 
anew boring mill for cabinet making. 

The machine shop received a CNC 
(computer numerical control) lathe, a 
machine that will be controlled by 
numerical input, and a 15 inches by 60 
inches engine lathe. 

The drafting department got nine 
computer aided drafting machines, so 
that they now have a total of 10. One 
of them has the capability of hooking 
into the machine shop machine. Once 
you design and draft, the machine 
translates it into numerical input and 
feeds into the production machine. 

According to Charles White, 
department chairman , the new 
equipment is essential to the 

"It's something we have been 
needing to help us stay abreast. It 
makes us work parallel to industry 
and fulfill the needs of the industry. 
As the industry changes, education 
has to stay abreast to stay functional. 
If we don't keep up to date, we are 
obsolete and not meeting the needs 
of the community, state and nation," 
White said. 


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Students help others, 
realize personal gain 

By Georgana Wwigle 

PULSE Staff Writer 

Project Care, the first of its kind in 
the state, is the brainchild of Virgil 
Watson, director of student life and 
Lu Nelson, Endowment Association 

According to its founders, it's 
designed to help students face life 
outside a structured enviornment. 

'A college institution is geared to 
prepare one academically, but 
students need to participate actively 
in the community in order to get the 
experience that cannot be obtained in 
the classroom, or home', said Nelson. 
Working with Project Care is a real 
plus for the students involved, too. 

'Out of all the organizations on 
campus, I really enjoy being involved 
in Project Care. It's the only 
organization that students can help 
other students out financially', said 
Randy Perry, co-president. 

Project Care raises funds for 
students with emergency needs. 
These funds can be obtained through 
loans and grants. In exchange, it is 
hoped the students will help someone 
in the community or participate in 
Project Care activities. 

Students have fund raising and 
community service projects such as 

car washes, bake sales, auctions, and 
blood drives. They also visit senior 
citizens, and assist the needy. 

The group's first project, which 
brought in 65 people to a dance in the 
Northwest Community Center, also 
brought in $132 for the fund. That 
money was added to the $1 ,750 
received from donations and has 
already been used to help 10 studen- 

'Any student should feel free to 
contact us for emergency funds', Wat- 
son said. 'But the basic idea is for 
students to help themselves and 
others.' Co-President Ed Faison says 
he sees the organization as a give- 
and-take operation. 

'It can be an inspiration to a lot of 
students here on campus', Faison 
said. 'It's something people will want 
to get involved with because it gives 
people a chance to show a little love 
and receive a little in return.' 

The organization has over 20 
students planning or running the 
events Project Care has planned. 
Those students participating include: 
Faison, Perry, Bettina Heinz, Chuck 
Sigler, Harold White, Samantha Cain, 

Leighton Fleming, Robert Jackson, 
Danny Snow, Scott Pederson, Mark 
Kendrick, Jace Franklin, Jackie Lane, 

Natalie Vinyard, Chris Burton, Mario 
Martin, Susan White, Fawn Anderson, 
Ramona Ricketts, Tammy Humphrey, 
Cecilia Givens, and Brian Albertson. 
Nelson is quick to point out that the 
membership is constantly growing. 

'The members who have agreed to 
serve on an advisory board for this 
organization will certainly be 
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Mario Martin at the Medical Lodge East. Going 
to nursing homes and doing odd jobs for senior 
citizens are part of the service projects for 
Project Care. (Photo by Brian Albertson.) 

face the problems of tomorrow', 
Nelson said 

Because Project Care is the first of 
its kind, board member Chuck Wat- 
son suggested that it be written up 
and presented statewide. 

'This is already being done, and 
Coffeyville and Independence have 
already shown an interest in finding 
out more about our group,' said 

One of the most important things 
about the organization for the board 
of directors is that they see it as a 
positive influence and support group 
for students who need help. 

'This organization brings good 
vibrations toward the average 
student, and I know it will be a huge 
success', said advisory board member 
Bob Juden. 

Those who are serving on the board 

include the following: Ben Givens, 
George Jackson, Bob Brown, Floyd 
Perry, Travis Morris, Louise Grimes, 
Ron Pruitt, Mayor Mark Paton, Dick 
Bonfy, Ed and Linda Hargrove, Dr. 
Leonard Steinle, Rev. James Watson, 
Louise Jackson, Bob Spear, Louise 
Perry, Rev. Leon Rovels, Elvin Hat- 
field, Otis Murrow, Oscar Kimmel, 
John Tubbs, Chuck Watson, Bill 
Bowles, Phillip Buechner, Bob Juden, 
Richard Cook, Dr. Robert Yoachim, 
Rev. John Watson, Father Peter Duke, 
Jack Hazen, Rev. Bill Bland, Marsha 
Carr, Linda Puntney, Bud Shelton, 
Jean Lange, Rev. Robert Holmes, and 
Dr. David Ross. 

Nelson said that keeping up with 
membership is nearly impossible 
because the group grows almost 

"Things are happening so fast with 
the group that it's unbelievable and 
exciting," Nelson said. "We're getting 
calls from people in the community 
who need help with mowing lawns or 
small repairs. We've gone to some of 
the senior citizen homes and tried to 
make the day a little brighter by 
talking with them or dancing with 
them. We're also getting calls from 
people who want to be involved in the 
group and want to know what they 
can do to help us." 


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LRC facility is user friendly; 
offers opportunities for study 

By Brian Howell 

PULSE Advertising Manager 

The Renn Memorial Library barely 
shows a spot of dust after serving 
Cowley for 12 years. 

"This building is very sturdy and 
shows excellent architecture," said 
Betty Martin, librarian and Learning 
Resources Center director. 

Since opening in 1974, the library 
has grown from 1 5,000 volumes to the 
present 23,500, and the cataloging 
system has undergone change. 

"We are 300 books short of being 
completed with a Library of Congress 
lettering system," said Martin. 

The conversion from the Dewey 
Decimal System to the Library of 
Congress System has taken the 
library staff nearly 10 years to com- 
plete. But it's a change Martin says 
will suit the college better. 

"There is nothing wrong with the 
Dewey Decimal System but the 
Library of Congress allows for more 
detailed subjects and it is just easier," 
said Martin. 

"It is the system used in the 
Washington D.C. Library of Congress 
and it is used in most academic 
libraries," said Martin. "It's just a 
choice you have." 

Over the 10-year period Martin has 
served as librarian, she has been in- 
volved with the change over. 

"The project started before I came 
to Cowley in 1976," she said. "It has 
been an ongoing project." 

When the Library opened in 1974, 
the idea of blocking Fifth Avenue, a 
major street, was a subject of 
controversy. People had to quickly ad- 
just to a three-way intersection stop. 
Martin remembers discussion by 
visitors who entered the library 
showing a dislike, but is convinced 
that the building is in the right 

"The Learning Resources Center is 
the hub of the campus and should be 
accessible to everyone on campus. 
Being located centrally, it has spokes 
pointing in all directions," said Mar- 

Martin is not alone in her efforts to 
provide information to the students 
and staff when they need it. Judy 
Rhodes and Jane Judd help organize 
and stock the library collection. 

In her second year as library 
assistant, Rhodes organizes the 
statistics on book use, the daily 
papers and checks out books to 

"I help students find things in the 
Readers' Guide and find general in- 
formation in the library," said Rhodes. 

Another of Rhodes' responsibilities 
at the library is to shelve new books 
and organize periodicals. 

"I'm the first to see them and I 

check out a lot of material," she said. 

Along with handling new books 
and circulation, she handles a large 
majority of the paperwork, but one of 
her favorite aspects of the job is 
helping students find their way 
around the library. 

"Most of the students really ap- 
preciate the help," she said. "More 
students seem to be using the library 
and the reference materials," she 
said. "Some students have a two-hour 
break and they will study, read a 
paper or just take a nap." 

Those who use the library in the 
evening get to know Jane Judd. For 
the past four years she has helped 
students with research, checked out 
materials and kept the center in good 
order. It's a job she takes seriously. 

"We are here to respect the studen- 
ts and keep a quiet atmosphere for 
study," she said. "We have to main- 

LOOK IT UP-Librarian Betty Martin helps a Library is also heavily used for research 
patron find information for personal use. The papers, recreational reading and studying. 

(Photo by Brian Albertson.) 

tain a certain amount of quiet and I do 
run a pretty tight ship at night. I ex- 
pect the students to read or keep 

Judd also orders and changes the 
cards in the books and is an organizer 
of the Kansas Room, which, according 
to Martin, contains a collection of 
about 400 books. 

"I'm involved in cataloging and 
compiling materials given to the 
library," she said. "This includes all 
books, pamphlets, and folders to do 
with Kansas." 

As the evening librarian Judd sees 
students from the area high schools, 
the community, and from other 

"Students who attend WSU, South- 

western, OSU all use our facilities," 
she said. 

"If we don't have materials a 
student needs, we can order from the 
Southeast consortium and the south 
central library system," said Martin. 
"This enables a student to get a book 
or any other item for a class." 

In addition to the volumes and 
materials in the local collection, the 
library makes frequent use of an in- 
ter-library loan service from other 

The 1 ,500 volumes of reference 
material and over 100 periodicals on 
microfilm and microfiche which date 
back 20 years help make the Learning 
Center a complete study area. 

Judy Rhodes 

Lawson instrumental in initial planning 

By Brian Howell 

PULSE Advertising Manager 

As an early organizer of the library, 
Bob Lawson, department chairperson 
for social and natural sciences, was 
one of the major planners of the Renn 
Memorial Learning Resources Center. 

He worked closely with Dr. Gwen 
Nelson, the administrators, and area 
architects in the planning. 

"I made visits to all of the area 
libraries and saw what they were 
doing," said Lawson. 

After traveling as far east as Pit- 
tsburg and as far north as Kansas 
State University, Lawson began put- 
ting his ideas on paper. 

"I drew up specifications and told 
the contractors what we wanted," 
said Lawson. "It was an ad- 
ministrative decision for me." 

In planning the library there were a 
number of small items needed to 
facilitate the buildings use. 

"We wanted a lot of electric outlets 
and plenty of carrels in the basement 
of the library," said Lawson 

The library is now equipped with 
ample outlets and the carrels were 
put upstairs in the main library area. 

Working with Dr. Nelson kept 
Lawson working hard. 

"He kept on my back to make sure 
the building was the way we wanted 
it," said Lawson. "It was kind of a lit- 
tle baby of mine. I think it's a good, 
sound building." 

A lot of the planning involved leg 

Most of the architect's planning 
proved successful with only one 

major problem. 

"Originally when the building was 
built they forgot to put the doors on 
the shaft," said Lawson. "So they had 
to knock holes in the shaft. It was 
solid concrete." 

Bob Lawson 


By Karla Galligher 

PULSE Staff Writer 

After coming off a difficult but im- 
pressive season last year, 14-year 
head basketball coach Linda 
Hargrove and assistant coach Debbie 
Davis are optimistic. 

"We had a 17-12 record 1st yer and 
we came in second in the Conference. 
That was also the firs time we didn't 
win the Conference title," Hargrove 
said. "We only had seven players af- 
ter semester and that hurt us because 
we couldn't run some of the offenses 
and defenses we wanted to." 

Having limited numbers of per- 
sonnel isn't a problem Hargrove will 
face this year. 

"Coffeyville had the size last year 
and they took the conference. But this 
year we have three women returning 
from last year's team, a transfer from 
Bethany and 11 freshman," said 

There are four sophomores, Becky 
Puetz a 5'4" guard from Garden Plain, 
Kris Sparks a 5'8" forward from 
Topeka, Toneka Kayzer a 5'11" post 
from Anderson, In., and Nanny 
Mathias a 5'10" forward from 

"All three of the returners (Kayzer, 
Sparks and Puetz) started and they 
know what to expect from the other 
teams around the conference. We 
also have good leadership among the 
sophomores and they help the fresh- 
men out a lot," said Hargrove. 

The freshmen will be doing their 
share to help the squad out, too. 

"We have very good quickness 
coming from our freshmen," 
Hargrove said. "They will also add 
depth and their size will definitely be 
an asset to our team." 

Fresh team shows winning potential as 
team adds talented depth to bench 

Freshmen include: Fawn Anderson 
a 57" guard from Winfield, Latricia 
Fitzgerald a 5'5" guard from Ard- 
more, Okla., Angie Dulhery a 5'9" 
guard from Haysville, Pam Fritz a 
5'11" forward from Columbia, S. C, 
Janine Wells a 5'8" forward from Gar- 
den Plain, Georgana Weigle a 5'9" 
forward from Burden, Kim Marx a 
5'11" forward from Andale, Tammy 
Wyant a 57" guard from Goddard, 
Laurie Mitchell a 6' post from Arkan- 
sas City, and Ramona Ricketts a 6' 
post from Derby. 

"The volleyball girls are just now 
coming out and we have to get used 
to each other but I think we will be 
tough to beat, said freshman Kim 
Marx. "Everyone is good at the 
posistions they play. Linda and Deb- 

bie are also a very big help because 
they know how the other teams are 
and help us get the plays down." 

Hargrove anticipates a better 
season than last year. 

"Last year we didn't do very well 
but this year I think we'll do well 
because of the quickness, our depth 
has improved and we'll be better at 
our inside game," she said. "For right 
now we are working on fundamentals 
and working on playing together as a 

"As for our goals they are to win 
our(Jayhawk) Conference, then to 
win the Region Six and hopefully 
reach our long range goal and that is 
to go to Nationals in Mississippi. The 
last time we went to nationals was in 
1 982 ," said Hargrove. 

TIGER MEETS TIGER-The current Lady Tigers won the alumni game for the first time ever. Here, 
Julie Unruh goes up for an easy two point agains 1984 grad Carrie Akers. (Photo by Brian 



Team misses Miami 
but season not a bust 

By Janine Wells 

PULSE staff writer 

Even though the Tigers season cry 
of "Miami or Bust" wasn't reached, 
the volleyball squad enjoyed a suc- 
cessful season. 

"I feel that overall, we had a rewar- 
ding season. We really improved a 
lot throughout the season, even 
though we had 10 new girls on the 
team," said Linda Hargrove, head 
volleyball coach. 

"It was great to win the cham- 
pionship for the first time in four or 
five years. It was also nice to have 
three members of the team, Lavonna 
Jacobs, Dawn Thomas, and Tammy 
Wyant, named to the All-Region VI 
team," Hargrove continued. 

There were many highlights of the 
volleyball season. The Tiger squad 
beat Johnson County in league play 
and there were many improvements 
on the team, individually and team- 

Another highlight was having 
Lavonna Jacobs submitted for All- 

The CCCC volleyball squad con- 
sisted of four sophomores and eight 

"I really enjoyed playing volleyball 
and I think we had a good season," 
said Beth Nilles. 

PERFECT FORM-Lavonna Jacobs gats up In 
tho air during a volleyball match. Jacobs has 
been nominated for Ail-American. 

P^'x^^^ ■ Unity becomes key to team's success 

sophomores help work on practice skills 

By Tammy Wy ant 

PULSE Staff Writer 

If things work out the way second- 
year head coach Ron Murphree and 
first-year assistant coach Rob Alexan- 
der want them to, the 1985-86 basket- 
ball team will beat their 5-7 record of 
last year and go to playoffs this year. 

"Last year was my first year here at 
Cowley and we started a new system. 
Four out of five sophomores on the 
team are returning from last year and 
will help make it work by helping the 
freshmen get better," said Murphree. 

Sophomore Kevin Brooks from Lit- 
tle Rock, Ark. promises to be a team 

"He is a hard working individual, 
very talented, and doesn't get a lot of 

publicity. In basketball coaching cir- 
cles, we call players like him blue 
collar workers, because they do the 
nasty job of rebounding without get- 
ting much credit. He is mature and 
very strong. A transfer from Southern 
Arkansas Tech Junior College, he will 
be a great addition to the team," Mur- 
phree said. 

Brooks' strong point is his practice 

"He will be one of the better 
rebounders in this league. He gives 
great leadership by example; he 
shows how to do it. He is a very good 

WHOOSH I -Sam William* (hoots a free-throv 
during the championship game of the AC 
Packing Company tournament. (Photo by Brian 

practice player and that makes him 
better at games," Murphree said. 

The four returning sophomores are 
Delbert Black, 5'10" guard, Wichita; 
Leighton Fleming, 6'2" forward- 
guard, Leavenworth; Mario Martin, 
6'5" center, Columbia, Ga.; and Jim 
Pellock, 6'5" forward-guard, Parsons. 

"The sophomores do a good job and 
work real hard in practice to help run 
plays," Murphree said. 

The 10 freshmen members will add 
strength to the Tiger squad. They are 
Nationals in Hutchinson," Murphree 


By Tammy Wyant 

PULSE Staff Writer 

The classic way to begin a pre- 
game warm up is getting mentally 
and physically prepared. But for the 
Cowley Tigers, this may mean some 
pretty bizzarre behind-the-scenes ac- 

From traditinal pre-game prayers 
to wearing the same socks game af- 
ter game, the Tigers have their own 
formula for getting an extra edge in 

The Lady Tigers say a pre-game 
prayer and listen to music to get pum- 
ped up. They choose such songs as 
"Dig Deep" and "Dangerous" so they 
move with the music and get their 
adrenaline going. 

Georganna Weigle has quite a few 

"I eat one of everything at dinner, 

James Bryles, 6'2" guard, Little Rock, 
Ark.; Scott Bullock, 5'11" guard, 
Wichita; Chris Burton, 6'2" guard, 
Leavenworth; Robert Burton, 6'3" for- 
ward, Wichita; Ed Faison, 6'3" guard, 
Topeka; Robert Jackson, 6'5" for- 
ward-guard, Kalamozoo, Mi; Tracy 
Patterson, 6'3" forward, Wichita; 
Scott Pederson, 6'5" center, Mc- 
Pherson; Danny Snow, 6'4" forward- 
guard, Burden; and Sam Williams, 
6'5" forward, Beaumont, Tx. 

"The freshmen show a lot of effort 
and work very hard. They haven't got 
plays down as quickly as we would 
have liked, but they will get things 
down by the start of the season," said 

As the team promises a good 
season, the coaches concentrate on 
their goals. 

"We aren't really demanding, but 
we have a way we want things done, 
our goal is to win our conference and 
our long range goal is to go to 

INTENSE ACTION-Freshman Ed Faison looks for an open Tiger to pass the ball to. (Photo bv 
Brian Albertson.) 

From tricks to prayer, Cowley athletes find unique ways to 
help guarantee a good performance and a Tiger victory 

maybe two, in order to have my luck 
carry over," said Weigle. "I also 
believe that if I miss my warm-up 
shots then I get them out of the way 
and can shoot better during the 

Attitude has a lot to do with 
Weigle's game performance and she 
works hard to keep mentally up. 

"I try to go out on the floor with a 
positive attitude and believe that I 
can do it and try to shake off any 
mistakes I make," she said. 

To Angie Dulohery, music is a part 
of the pre-game warm up routine. 

"I listen to 'How Will I Know' by 
Whitney Houston and try to get my 
mind trained on playing my kind of 
basketball game," said Dulohery. 

The superstitions don't stop with 
the players, even coaches have 

quirks that they are convinced help 
their team to win. 

"If I wear a certain sweater and we 
lose I won't wear that sweater 
again," said assistant volleybally and 
women's basketball coach Debbie 

And women aren't the only ones 
who have athletic superstitions. It 
also swings over to the men's basket- 
ball team. 

Freshman Robert Burton does many 
things before games start. 

"I try to do the same things before 
each game. I wear my socks pulled 
down for good luck and I like to be by 
myself and not talk to anyone before 
games," Burton said. 

Prayers are also a big part of the 
game most athletes and Burton is no 

"I say a prayer before every game,' 
said Burton, "and I know that helps." 

Players don't just pray for wins. As 
a matter of fact, winning doesn't even 
figure in to the prayer that has 
become part of Angie Dulohery's 

"Saying the same prayer helps me 
in my game," she said. "I pray that 
God will watch over us and made 
sure that no one gets hurt." 

Some "getting psyched" activities 
may seem extreme, but players are 
convinced they help them get the 
right mind-set for the game and that's 
what it's all about. 

"If we are behind in a game, I get 
mad at the other team and believe in 
myself and I get psyched up and I play 
harder and in turn get better," said 
sophomore Nanny Mathias. 




COWLEY CO-ED-Freshman Somontho 
Cain, Arkansas City is majoring in 
business administration. She is a mam* 
bar of the Cowley cheerteading squad 
and works in the offices of public 
relations and dean of instruction. 


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